Body Positioning (Tai Sabaki)

Seiza Ippon Mae

Posture on Cut

Posture when performing the kirioroshi cut

Position after having performed a kirioroshi cut in a standing waza

Body weight should be equally distributed between the left leg and the right leg.

On an uchioroshi/kirioroshi (straight down) cut, the angle should be less than 90 degrees, as this would put an unnecessary burdon on the front leg. However, in the hanmi position, the lower part of the front leg should be perpindicular with the floor, i.e. at 90 degrees.

 

Waza Forms

SEIZA NO BU

Mae - In front
Migi - Right
Hidari - Left
Ushiro - Behind
Yaegaki - Eightfold fences
Ukenagashi - Deflection
Kaishaku - Seppuku assistant
Tsukekomi - Pursuit
Tsukikage - Moon shadow
Oikaze - Following wind
Nukiuchi - Quick draw

BATTO-HO

Junto sono ichi - Ordered sword #1
Junto sono ni - Ordered sword #2
Tsuigekito - Pursuing sword
Shato - Angular sword
Shihoto sono ichi - 4 directions #1
Shihoto sono ni - 4 directions #2
Zantotsuto - Beheading stroke

TATE HIZA NO BU

Yokogumo - Cloudbank
Toraissoku - Tiger's step
Inazuma - Lighting
Ukigumo - Floating clouds
Oroshi - Mountain winds
Iwanami - Breaking waves
Urokogaeshi - Fish scaling
Namigaeshi - Returning waves
Takiotoshi - Waterfall
Makko - Facing front

OKU NO KATA

Zenteki gyakuto
Tatekito
Koteki gyakuto
Koteki nukiuchi

OKUIAI IWAZA NO BU

Kasumi - Mist
Sunegakoi - Encircled leg
Tozume - Blocked at the door
Towaki - Beneath the doorway
Shihogiri - Four directional cut
Tanashita - Beneath the ledge
Ryozume - Blocked on both sides
Torabashiri - Charging the tiger

ZEN NIPPON IAIDO TOHO
(Zen Nippon Iaidô Renmei)

Maegiri (Eishin ryû)
Zengogiri (Mugai ryû)
Kiriage (Shindô Munen ryû)
Shihôgiri (Sui-ô ryû)
Kissakigaeshi (Hôki ryû)