• 1st Dan Self Defense Requirements

    STICK DEFENCE ("JO- TORI") - 1st DAN BLACK BELTS                                                            

    1. "SHOMEN-UCHI  NIKYO" (wrist turn stick taking)

    UKE:  Right hand upper grip downward slash to right walking stance.

    DEF: Right foot forward with right inward slash to Uke's left arm, grip weapon between hands with right hand and press right shoulder forward and right hand down, left open hand on outside of 'blade' and lever inward as left foot half tenkan, *extend butt end of weapon away to Uke's right, step left foot forward, right foot tenkan as lever butt end of stick over wrists (sword makes a circle perpendicular to arms).

    1. "SHOMEN-UCHI JO TORI" (upward 'cut' stick taking)

    UKE:  Right hand upper grip downward slash to right walking stance.

    DEF: Same entry as above, if Uke resists tenkan turn, press down with both hands and extend weapon away from Uke's front (step left foot away forward), right hand twist handle of weapon out, right foot tenkan as push back edge of weapon down with left palm and cut upward toward crotch, pull weapon away with both arms straight out.

    1. "SHOMEN-UCHI  KOSHl-NAGE" (throw)

    UKE:  Right hand upper grip right to left 45° downward slash to right walking stance.

    DEF:  Same entry as above, pivot left on both feet ('Tenkai-ashi') under own arms and lower right knee to throw Uke over hip (or shoulders) to his left with weapon.

    1. "SHOMEN-UCHI KOTE-GAESHI " (pin)

    UKE:  Right hand upper grip left to right 45° downward slash to right walking stance.

    DEF: Left foot forward and left grip back of right hand from above, extend down and right with right foot tenkan, (toward retreating right foot), grip underside of Uke's right hand with right hand (or right side of blade near hand) and turn hand over left (as if to 'slap' Uke's left cheek with blade) with left foot tenkan, maintain downward pressure on back of hand in descendi ng clockwise spiral as step forward to turn Uke onto his back (as if 'cutting' Uke's legs off), using butt end as lever on wrist.

    1. "SHOMEN-UCHI HIJI KIME-NAGE" (elbow leverage throw) UKE:  Left hand upper grip overhand slash to right walking stance.

    DEF: Left foot forward as left grip weapon with left hand from below between Uke's hands and press side of weapon in front of Uke's right hand inward with right open hand from above as right foot tenkan, lever Uke's right arm forward with left elbow (note can easily break Uke's elbow as his right hand is trapped on stick).

    1. "SHOMEN-UCHI UDE KIME-NAGE" (arm bar leverage throw) UKE:  Left hand upper grip overhand slash to right walking stance.

    DEF: Left foot forward with left arm under Uke's arms, right arm over front of Uke's right hand, grip with right hand and torque to right as left arm rotates inward and up to trap both arms, shrug left shoulder forward throw, taking weapon with right hand.

    1. "TSUKI KAMI-KASE NAGE"

    UKE:  Left hand upper grip forward thrust to left walking stance.

    DEF: Pivot hips left with left low inward reverse swordarm to weapon as right foot forward and spin left as raise left arm over weapon (note possible left knife hand strike to head with spin), step right foot forward and reverse direction with lrimi-Nage throw.