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Kusarigama of Isshin Ryu 一心流 (Type 3) - Kata 13 (1 Ura)

The NHK video series is in some ways a benchmark presentation by the Ryuha involved.  The Isshin Ryu video presents 13 kata - I have shown details of 12 of the kata in separate posts, one being omitted due to it being overly similar to another.  I have made some notes on the syllabus as a whole in a later section however it is relevant here to say the first two groups of 12 have the same name and are related (omote & ura) - so #1 and #13 are similar but different.  I have made posts in the order in which they appear in the video.  I will use these posts to draw some conclusions.

The entanglement is done with the sword static - there is no attempt to pull or disarm the sword.




The sword is not pulled but thrusts from the entanglement.  Note the turn to 'cross step' to the swords left side.






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