Where No Kata Has Gone Before

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2021

Last night we trained with the Shinden Fudo ryu kata, nichi geki. This morning we trained in the Ninja mind sciences on staying focussed while punching our partner to surface, surface to structure and finally surface through structure to the space beyond. The goal was to do this starting in gravity and landing and staying in gravity.

The two classes were very different in some ways but incredibly the same in others. One class we were working on a historical kata, recreating the moments of it. The other class we were using taijutsu to target a specific displacement of space on our partner.

In both classes to achieve the end goals of the kata or the drill we had to understand the space around our partner. To off balance them we had to understand where their balance was to begin with and the space to move them to be off balanced. Once they were off balanced we had to explore and discover the spaces they needed to rebalance themselves and control that space. By controlling the space around our partner we could achieve the end goals of both the kata and the drill from both classes.

Space, the final frontier. These are the ongoing lessons of Shinobi Science to train in ninpo using taijutsu and gravity to mess with your shape and balance.

We look forward to training with you.

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