FORMS OF SELF DEFENCE

The Kime No Kata is a self defence form and it’s based on attack and defence. The Kime No Kata represents tradition and formality in the days of the Samurai and the techniques relate to the actual Samurai Combat situation focussing on striking vital spots of the body. There are twenty techniques in total and these are divided into two groups - Idori (techniques that are executed in a kneeling position) and Tachiai (techniques that are executed in a standing position).

1. Idori (Kneeling)

Ryote Dori

Two hand hold

Tsukkake

Stomach punch

Suri Age

Forehead thrust

Yoko Uchi

Side blow

Ushiro Dori

Rear hold

Tsukkomi

Dagger stomach thrust

Kirikomi

Downward cut

Yoko Tsuki

Dagger thrust to side

2. Tachiai (Standing)

Ryote Dori

Two hand hold

Sode Tori

Side sleeve grab

Tsukkake

Face punch

Tsukiage

Uppercut

Suri Age

Forehead thrust

Yoko Uchi

Side blow

Keage

Kick to the groin

Ushiro Dori

Hold from behind

Tsukkomi

Dagger stomach thrust

Kirikomi

Downward cut with dagger

Nuke Kake

Sword drawing

Kioroshi

Downward cut with sword