Physical Training Oct 2009
 
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Goshingata Iai:
Simple Instructions for Experienced Iaidoka

copyright 2009 Kim Taylor, all rights reserved

Chiburi and noto remain the same through all.

1. Kiri Age
Opponent to front.

-seiza
-draw to kiri age chin to forehead while stepping forward with the right foot (similar to seitei mae)
-return through uke nagashi to furi kaburi and vertical cut through opponent
-yoko chiburi (similar to seitei gata)
-noto (as per Muso Shinden Ryu but hand directly to koiguchi) while pulling knee back to other knee, stay on toes.
-stand
2. Kesa Giri
Opponents to front and rear.

-seiza
-draw to diagonal cut across face while stepping forward with the right foot (similar to morote tsuki of seitei)
-turn 180 degrees leftward and cut rear opponent vertically. left knee is now up.
-turn 180 degrees rightward and cut first opponent vertically. right knee is up
(turns similar to yuki chigai of MJER)
-yoko chiburi
-noto
-stand
3. Migi no Teki
Opponents to right and rear

-seiza
-draw, step forward with right foot and cut down vertically one handed on opponent to the right (similar to first cut of seitei sanpogiri)
-turn leftward 180 and cut down vertically on opponent to the original rear, left knee is up
-yoko chiburi
-noto
-stand

4. Hidari no Teki
Opponents to left and right

-seiza
-draw, stab to opponent to the left, up on toes and spread knees to stabilize. (stab similar to seitei tsuka ate, knees similar to MJER nuki uchi or MSR batto)
-pull out and turn to right, lifting right knee to cut vertically on opponent to right (similar to final cut of tsuka ate)
-yoko chiburi
-noto
-stand

5. Otoshi Uchi
Opponent to right

-seiza
-draw turn right, cut horizontally to opponent on the right while lifting right knee (like Hidari of MJER, Uto of MSR)
-pull right foot back and drop knee beside left knee, furi kaburi and cut while splitting knees (like nuki uchi MJER, MSR batto)
-yoko chiburi
-noto
-stand



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