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San Shin No Kata (Three Heart Form)

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
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Chi No Kata
Earth Form, Defender in Shizen no Kamae; As stepping back in 45 degree angle and sliding lead foot a little, left arm lifts to make contact (checking the punch). Lead foot moves to back foot and back foot steps forward. At same time stepping forward and using shoulders to swing arm like a pendelum (think bowling). Use San Shin Tan Ken fist (Thumb on pinkie, three fingers curved) and strike abdomen. Initial starting strike is to the head.
Sui No Kata
Water Form, Defender (Tori) in Soshin No Kamae (Like Ichimonji No Kamae, except hand is by right hip in Boshi Ken.) Step back 45 degree and block with circular Jodan Uke (left arm down to knee and large circular pattern...hand into fist right before the strike to the wrist.) At same time, right hand forms fist at the forehead (prepared to block). Left leg moves back enough to then step forward with right and strike with right hand in Shuto, palm up, to UKEs neck, while at the same time putting pressure with left hand to take balance down. Initial starting strike is to the head.
Ka No Kata
Fire Form, Like Sui no Kata EXCEPT THAT DON'T TREY TO TAKE BALANCE WITH LEFT. Defender (Tori) in Soshin No Kamae (Like Ichimonji No Kamae, except hand is by right hip in Boshi Ken.) Step back 45 degree and block with circular Jodan Uke (left arm down to knee and large circular pattern...hand into fist right before the strike to the wrist.) At same time, right hand forms fist at the forehead (prepared to block). Left leg moves back enough to then step forward with right and strike with right hand in Shuto, palm up, to UKEs neck. More direct. Initial starting strike is to the head.
Fu No Kata
Wind Form, Defender (Tori) in Soshin No Kamae (Like Ichimonji No Kamae, except hand is by right hip in Boshi Ken.) Initial strike comes to the mid section. Step back 45 degree and block with circular Jodan Uke, clockwiseto his knee, little finger up. Left leg moves back enough to then step forward with right, at same time, right hand in Boshi Ken to either bladder or spot where femur joins hip. Same type of strike (pendulum like in Chi No Kata).
Ku No Kata
Void Form Defender (Tori) in Soshin No Kamae (Like Ichimonji No Kamae, except hand is by right hip in Boshi Ken.) Initial strike comes to the mid section. Step back 45 degree and block with circular Jodan Uke, clockwiseto his knee, little finger up. Right hand moves up in front of Tori, palm up, to distract and change rhythm. Champer right knee to chest and do a stamping kick to Uke's sternum.