Koryu no kata – Dai Yon (3)

Oyo waza Section 3 of koryu no kata dai yon is called Oyo Waza Oyo Waza literally means “application techniques”, which means you are using basic techniques in different attacking situations. You are required to “adapt” the basic technique without changing the concept and principles. Section 3 – Techniques 1-4 These waza don’t use a […]

Koryu no kata – jo no tsukai

The logic of the kata Mike Rother wrote an interesting book on kata: Toyota Kata. Toyota Kata defines management as, “the systematic pursuit of desired conditions by utilizing human capabilities in a concerted way.” Rother proposes that it is not solutions themselves that provide sustained competitive advantage and long-term survival, but the degree to which […]

Koryu no kata – Dai Yon (2)

There are different opinions on the meaning of ura-waza. reverse or counter technique, also called kaeshi-waza. alternative performance of kuzushi with application ………. 7-hon no kuzushi ura-waza In Koryu no kata Dai Yon, the 2nd section is called Ura-waza. This section is build upon the omote-waza discussed in a previous article. The start of the 7 […]

Koryu no kata – Dai Yon (1)

A main component of Dai Yon is the (un)famous 7-hon no kuzushi. The 1st part of the Dai-Yon is about throwing an opponent after acquiring a perfect “kuzushi”. This possibility in a fighting situation will be very rare….although it can happen if….. Koryu no kata Dai  Yon Nage no kata – omote waza – 7 […]

Koryu no Kata

The purpose of Koryu no kata First I have to mention, koryu no kata are practice kata rather than actual fighting kata. There are 6 koryu no kata with each a different purpose. The origin of some koryu no kata can be found in Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu or other Japanese martial arts like Kito […]