|Toyama Ryu Batto Do
Konjaku Kioi Dojo
(Ancient and Modern Fighting Spirit Dojo)
|5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Toyama Ryu Kata 戸山流 形
The eight Toyama Ryu kata were adapted from the original training kata from the Toyama Military Academy. Kata teach the student how to move, draw, defend, and attack efficiently. They present scenarios where the enemy attacks from different directions and instructs the student how to deal with the situation. They are the main training tool for Japanese Swordsmanship. You can find details of the kata at Toyama Ryu Kata.
Each of the kata teaches different lessons. It is important to know the purpose of each detailed movement, but it may take the student time to understand the nuances. Basic movement must be learned first. It is through the understanding of the subtle details that we reach a true understanding of our art. There are lessons to be learned the first time a kata is done, and still lessons to be learned after doing that kata hundreds or even thousands of times. It is not about the memorization of many kata, it is about the true understanding of a few.
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