|Toyama Ryu Batto Do
Konjaku Kioi Dojo
(Ancient and Modern Fighting Spirit Dojo)
|5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Fundamentals (Kihon) 基本
Drawing / Guard (Battō / Seigan) 抜刀 / 青眼
The katana should be drawn with a consistent and smooth motion while stepping into a guard stance. The drawing the sword (Battō) should be a fluid motion that will allow it's immediate use. The standard guard stance (Seigan) is a versatile position suitable for both attack and defense.
Griping the Katana (Chakin Shibori) 茶巾絞り
Proper grip is essential for good swordsmanship. Toyama Ryu uses a very strong grip that keeps control of the katana even when doing tameshigiri (test cutting) of hard targets. The student should strive to get a proper grip every time the katana is drawn.
Stance (Iaigoshi) 居合い腰
A solid low stance is important to stability. If the stance is too low, it is not mobile enough. If the stance is too high it becomes unstable. Every step should end in the proper stance.
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