Konjaku Kioi Toyama Ryu Dojo Toyama Ryu Batto Do
Konjaku Kioi Dojo
(Ancient and Modern Fighting Spirit Dojo)
5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Email: info@toyama-ryu.com
Phone: 727-329-9679
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Konjaku Kioi Judging Standards

These guides are for students and instructors at the Konjaku Kioi dojo and any competitors in taikai sponsored by the dojo. 

Standard Cutting Patterns

Cutting patterns can start from either side but must continue from that side.  The entire cutting pattern must be reversed.  Kesa cuts must be away from the forward foot


  • Angle of attacks are important


  • Angle of attacks are important


  • Speed of attacks are more important than angle
  • All cuts should be completed within 1 second


  • Cut two upper wara and then Yokosuihei (horizontal cut) with single swing
  • Angle of cuts are more important than length of wara
  • Equal height of both wara after Yokosuihei is important


  • Angle of attacks are important
  • Lower cut is first!

Free Style

  • Any cutting pattern may be used
  • Difficulty of cutting pattern is important
  • A starting score from 0 to 200 should be assigned based on the difficulty of the cutting sequence


  • Sword leaving wara is a disqualification
  • Sword hitting stand by cutting through all wara is not a disqualification
  • Sword hitting upright poles is a disqualification

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