Monday, September 29, 2008

Bo-jutsu Manual (English Version)


BO-JUTSU MANUAL
Created by Eikichi Fukumoto
Noted and Translated by Sanzinsoo

Bo-jutsu (Former Part) * Defense *

1 Middle Left Side Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the lefft side strike.

2 Lower Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the lower area strike.

3 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

4 Middle Right Side Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the right side strike.

5 Middle Left Side Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the left side strike.

6 Shin Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Strike the shin.

7 Block the thrust.
Block the thrust with the back end part of the staff.

8 Middle Right Side Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the right side.

9 Lower Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the lower area.

10 Upper Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper area.

11 Middle Left Side Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the left side.

12 Middle Right Side Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the right side.

13 Shin Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the strike to your shin.

14 Thrust
Rotate the back end of the staff 180 degrees counter-clockwise. Pull a little and thrust.

15 Middle Left Side Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the left side strike.

16 Shin Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Strike the shin.

17 Upper Diagonal Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper diagonal strike with the front end part of the staff.

18 Upper Diagonal Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the upper diagonal strike with the back end part of the staff.

19 Middle Right Side Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the right side.

20 Shin Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the strike to your shin.

21 Upper Diagonal Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper diagonal area with the front end part of the staff.

22 Upper Diagonal Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the upper diagonal area with the back end part of the staff.

23 Upper Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper area.
Bo-jutsu (Latter Part) * Defense *

24 Thrust
Pull the staff back a little and thrust.

25 Pressed
Your staff is pressed down by the opponent's staff.

26 Shin Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Strike the shin.

27 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

28 Jump
Jump to avoid the foot sweep.

29 Lower Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the lower area strike.

30 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

31 Parry the thrust.
Slide back with your left foot making a cat stance. Parry the thrust.

32 Press down the staff.
Press down the opponent's staff with your staff.

33 Lift up your right foot.
Lift up your right foot to avoid the strike to your shin.

34 Upper Strike
Srike the upper area.

35 Foot Sweep
Step forward with your left foot while twirling the staff over your head. Sweep the feet.

36 Lower Strike
Stand up and strike the lower area.

37 Upper Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper area.

38 Upper Diagonal Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the upper diagonal strike with the back end part of the staff.

39 Upper Diagonal Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Slide the hands along the staff and change the hand position.
Strike the upper diagonal area with the back end part of the staff.

40 Return to the starting stance.
Step backward with your right foot while sliding the hands along the staff and change the hand position.
Return to the starting stance.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bo-jutsu Manual (English Version)


BO-JUTSU MANUAL
Created by Eikichi Fukumoto
Noted and Translated by Sanzinsoo

Bo-jutsu (Former Part) * Attack *


1 Middle Right Side Strike
Step forward with your right foot while twirling the staff over your head. Srike the right side.

2 Lower Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the lower area.

3 Upper Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper area.

4 Middle Left Side Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the left side.

5 Middle Right Side Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the right side.

6 Shin Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the strike to your shin.

7 Thrust
Rotate the back end of the staff 180 degrees counter-clockwise. Pull a little and thrust.

8 Middle Left Side Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the lefft side strike.

9 Lower Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the lower area strike.

10 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

11 Middle Right Side Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the right side strike.

12 Middle Left Side Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the left side strike.

13 Shin Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Strike the shin.

14 Block the thrust.
Block the thrust with the back end part of the staff.

15 Middle Right Side Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the right side.

16 Shin Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the strike to your shin.

17 Upper Diagonal Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper diagonal area with the front end part of the staff.

18 Upper Diagonal Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the upper diagonal area with the back end part of the staff.

19 Middle Left Side Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the left side strike.

20 Shin Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Strike the shin.

21 Upper Diagonal Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper diagonal strike with the front end part of the staff.

22 Upper Diagonal Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the upper diagonal strike with the back end part of the staff.

23 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

Bo-jutsu (Latter Part) * Attack *

24 Parry the thrust.
Slide back with your left foot making a cat stance. Parry the thrust.

25 Press down the staff.
Press down the opponent's staff with your staff.

26 Lift up your right foot.
Lift up your right foot to avoid the strike to your shin.

27 Upper Strike
Srike the upper area.

28 Foot Sweep
Step forward with your left foot while twirling the staff over your head. Sweep the feet.

29 Lower Strike
Stand up and strike the lower area.

30 Upper Strike
Step forward with your right foot. Srike the upper area.

31 Thrust
Pull the staff back a little and thrust.

32 Pressed
Your staff is pressed down by the opponent's staff.

33 Shin Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Strike the shin.

34 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

35 Jump
Jump to avoid the foot sweep.

36 Lower Block
Step backward with your right foot. Block the lower area strike.

37 Upper Block
Step backward with your left foot. Block the upper area strike.

38 Upper Diagonal Strike
Step forward with your left foot. Srike the upper diagonal area with the back end part of the staff.

39 Upper Diagonal Block
Step backward with your left foot. Slide the hands along the staff and change the hand position.
Block the upper diagonal strike with the back end part of the staff.

40 Return to the starting stance.
Step backward with your right foot while sliding the hands along the staff and change the hand position.
Return to the starting stance.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tonfa

video

琉球古武道 トンファー

This morning, as usual, I practiced karate in the park. I also practiced Tonfa, one of ancient karate weapons of Okinawa. My teacher taught me this Kata of Tonfa. Here’s my video clip. I myself performed Kata of Tonfa. I hope you enjoy it.