Muso Shinden ryu Iaido
Illustrated kata descriptions, as shown by Ishido Shizufumi sensei in Amsterdam 2002
You are accompanied by two friends. Fall back behind the left one and cut the right one, then the left one.
You are accompanied by two friends. Fall back behind the right one and stab the left one, then cut the right one.
So Makuri (all wrapped up)
Five cuts to the front in succession.
So Dome (stop all)
You are on stairs and people attack you from below.
In the advanced training form a cut is made at each step, ie 5 cuts instead of 3
You lure out an enemy in the dark.
Alternative version for those not wanting to bend their kissaki:
One in front and one behind you.
Sodesuri Gaeshi (brush back the sleeves)
Pass through some bystanders to get to your man.
Moniri (entering the gate)
Some enemies hiding in a gate.
Kabezoe (follow the wall)
Your movements are restricted on both sides.
Ukenagashi (deflecting parry)
Some guy attacks you from the front.
Alternative 4 is secret...
Itomagoi 1, 2, 3 (saying goodbye)
Your visit did not conclude satisfactorily.
Advanced practice style (advanced because you can easily cut off your left hand):
Counter to itomagoi (start from appropriate bowing angle):
Complete kata list
|Inyo Shintai||Yama Oroshi||Shihogiri||Shinobu|
|Gyakute Inyo Shintai||Itomagoi 1, 2, 3|