Jodo kihon and kata

Jodo practice comprises of:
• 'Tandoku Dosa' - individual practice.
• 'Sotai Dosa' - paired practice - one with a jo, their partner with a 'bokken' (wooden sword).

The 12 'kihon' (basic techniques)

1. Honte Uchi ('Front Strike')

2. Gyakute Uchi ('Reverse Grip Strike')

3. Hiki Otoshi Uchi ('Sideways Strike')

4. Kaeshi Zuki ('Hidden Thrust')

5. Gyakute Zuki ('Overhead Thrust')

6. Maki Otoshi ('Protect and Sweep')

7. Kuri Tsuke ('Catch and Pin')

8. Kuri Hanashi ('Catch and Throw')

9. Tai Atari ('Push Away')

10. Tsuki Hazushi Uchi ('Attack and Strike')

11. Dobarai Uchi ('Protect and Strike')

12. Tai Hazushi Uchi ('Evade and Strike')
12a. Tai Hazushi Uchi Hidari

The 12 'seitei kata' (basic forms)

1. Tsuki Zue ('Walking Stick')

2. Suigetsu ('Solar Plexus')

3. Hissage ('Draw Back')

4. Shamen ('Slope')

5. Sakan ('Left Thrust')

6. Monomi ('Looking Out')

7. Kasumi ('Mist')

8. Tachi Otoshi ('Dropping on the Sword')

9. Rai Uchi ('Thunder Strike')

10. Seigan ('Straight to the Eyes')

11. Midare Dome ('Stopping Chaos')

12. Ran Ai ('Chaos to Harmony')


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