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Manaka Gyokko Notes

Manaka Gyokko Notes

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MIGI ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE (Right First Posture) "The legs are open, the hips lowered, the right

hand and arm straightened, and the left fist held loosely with the thumb sticking up is rested on the right elbow. The face is placed in the gap between the hands. The tip of the right hand faces the opponent's heart. Stare at the opponent's eyes with the intention of piercing his heart." Quote from Manaka Unsui HIDARI ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE (Left First Posture) "Same as Migi Ichimonji No Kamae, but with the left side forward." Quote from Manaka Unsui MIGI HICHŌ NO KAMAE (Right Flying Bird Posture) 右飛鳥之構え "The left foot points 90 degrees to the side, the right foot's arch is rested lightly against the left knee, and the right and left hands face the same as in Ichimonji No Kamae. Stare at the opponent's eyes with the feeling of storing up energy in the entire body, like a bird wrapped up by a snake." Quote from Manaka Unsui HIDARI HICHŌ NO KAMAE (Left Flying Bird Posture) 右飛鳥之構え "Same as Migi Hichō No Kamae, but with the left foot forward." Quote from Manaka Unsui MIGI JŪMONJI NO KAMAE (Right Position of Ten Posture) 右十文字之構え "With the right hand in front, the arms are crossed in front of the chest in an X-shape, without touching each other and both hands gripped lightly, and the chin should peek out through the top of the cross. The left leg is pulled back a little from a natural standing position and the hips are lowered. Fill yourself with intent, and stare at the opponent's eyes with the feeling of driving back any attack." Quote from Manaka Unsui HIDARI JŪMONJI NO KAMAE (Left Position of Ten Posture) 右十文字之構え "Same as Migi Jūmonji No Kamae, but with the left side forward." Quote from Manaka Unsui KATA

型 TAIHENJUTSU KIHON GATA 体変術基本型 "These are for practicing the Gyokko Ryū's basic ways of moving the body." Quote from Manaka Unsui HIRA NO KAMAE (Flat Line Posture) 平之構え "From Hira No Kamae (shizentai - a natural standing position), against the opponent's cut pull your right leg back and roll to your right. (This is practice for sideward rolling and sideward handsprings). Both sides." Quote from Manaka Unsui ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE (First Position) 一文字之構え "From left Ichimonji No Kamae , roll to your right against your opponent's cut, and immediately leap in to strike the opponent's siugetsu with a right boshiken thumb strike. (This is practice for forward rolling and forward handsprings)." Quote from Manaka Unsui JŪMONJI NO KAMAE (Position of Ten Posture) 十文字之構え "Turning your body freely to the right and left (and switching the left and right foot coming forward), use right and left shutō to strike into targets around the opponent's neck." Quote from Manaka Unsui KIHON GATA 基本型 "These are for teaching the body the circular movements which are characteristic of the Gyokko Ryū." Quote from Manaka Unsui MIGI ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE (Right First Posture) 右一文字之構え "Stand in right Ichimonji No Kamae. The opponent comes in with a right strike to the face. Pulling your left foot back to your left, roll your right hand to your right while making a fist and strike the left wrist or hoshi. Bringing your left foot forward, roll your left hand over to the left to turn into a shutō striking into the muscles

of the right side of the opponent's neck." Quote from Manaka Unsui HIDARI ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE (Left First Posture) 左一文字之構え MIGI HICHŌ NO KAMAE (Right Flying Bird Posture) 右飛鳥之構え "Stand in right Hichō No Kamae. The opponent comes in with a strike or kick, kick into your opponent's suigetsu with the right foot and move forward to strike into the muscles on the right side of the opponent's neck with a left shutō." Quote from Manaka Unsui HIDARI HICHŌ NO KAMAE (Right Flying Bird Posture) 左飛鳥之構え MIGI JŪMONJI NO KAMAE (Right Side Position of Ten Posture) 右十文字之構え HIDARI JŪMONJI NO KAMAE (Right Side Position of Ten Posture) 左十文字之構え TORITE KIHON GATA 捕手基本型 "These techniques are for the purpose of practicing how to use basic joint locks as well as the circular movement characteristic of the Gyokko Ryū. The defender begins from a natural standing position." Quote from Manaka Unsui JŌ RYAKU NO MAKI 上略之巻 "From the Tenryaku Uchū Gasshō hand position, change to left Ichimonji No Kamae to begin. The meaning of Tenryaku Uchū Gasshō is becoming one with Nature entering a state of mu emptiness." Quote from Manaka Unsui KOKŪ (Empty Space) 虚空 "The technique's meaning is to make somebody kick empty space. What is important in this technique is leaving your body in a place that is easy for the enemy to kick. Also, there are three directions for stepping with the right foot depending on the distance." Quote from Manaka Unsui RENYO (Imperial Palanquin) 輦輿

"The meaning of the technique is to tumble your opponent like a wheel. The important point of this technique is the locking method, but if the enemy escapes, use that to your advantage, kicking and simultaneously re-catching the opponent with omote gyaku and throwing." Quote from Manaka Unsui DANSHU (Bullet Hand or Bouncing Hand) 弾手 "The meaning of the technique is a bouncing shutō. What is important in this technique is, after striking with the left fist, using that rebounding motion to strike with shutō as though cutting." Quote from Manaka Unsui DANSHI (Bullet Finger or Bouncing Finger) 弾指 "The meaning of the technique is a bouncing finger (thumb). The important point here is after striking with the left fist, striking down from above into the kimon with a turning motion of the wrist." Quote from Manaka Unsui SAKA NAGARE or GYAKU NAGARE (Reverse Flow) 逆流 "The meaning of the technique is to reverse the flow. What is important in this technique is to strike the back of the enemy's hand when receiving to the outside, and when receiving the adversary's kick, to do so with a sideward swinging motion of your knee." Quote from Manaka Unsui KE OH (Seagull) 鳬鴎 "The technique's meaning is the appearance of a bird flapping its wings. The important point of this technique is, when striking down both the adversary's hands, to beat downward in a large movement like a bird flapping it's wings." Quote from Manaka Unsui HANE BI (Leaping Fire) 跳火 "The meaning of this technique is the image of sparks popping from a fire. What is important in this technique is, when evading the adversary's kick, dropping your body as low as possible then standing up suddenly and pressing the other way, and throwing the opponent over in a big motion." Quote from Manaka Unsui

KETŌ (Knocking Down a Gate) 闕倒 "The meaning of this technique is in the manner of knocking down a gate. What is important her is how you do the final kick. Essentially, you are putting your body weight onto the right foot and keeping it there in order to stomp the opponent right to the ground." Quote from Manaka Unsui YUBI KUDAKI (Finger Crush) 指砕 "This technique's meaning is to crush the opponent's finger. The important point is to grasp the adversary's right little finger with your right hand while dropping your hips, and when the adversary pulls away slightly, not missing that timing to drive into his chest with your left fist." Quote from Manaka Unsui KETSU MIYAKU (Artery Choke) 締脈 "The meaning of the technique is to choke off blood flow. What is important in this technique is to cause pain before the opponent's sankaku jime choke is fully applied and then throw." Quote from Manaka Unsui SAKKETSU (Choking Kill) 殺締 "The meaning of the technique is to squeeze to death. What is important here is to stick the arms out and push your hips back sufficiently." Quote from Manaka Unsui TEI KEN (Horse Fist) 蹄拳 "The meaning of the technique is the appearance of a bull or horse kicking with its hooves. The important point of the technique is pulling your hips out far enough to the left side." Quote from Manaka Unsui CHŪ RYAKU NO MAKI 中略之巻 "From Fūten Goshin Gasshō change to Ichimonji No Kamae to begin. The meaning of Fūten Goshin Gasshō is that Nature is one's protector." Quote from Manaka Unsui UJAKU (Magpie)

烏鵲 " The meaning of the technique is to move quickly, like a Korean crow (magpie). The important point in this technique is, when slipping in under the adversary's arm, to get one's body low and simultaneously to stick with one's back against the opponent." Quote from Manaka Unsui SEITŌ (Mackerel) 鯖倒 "The name of the technique means a saba (mackerel). Moving with speed and power. What is important in this technique is that when you grab the adversary's shoulder with your right and, you reach across with the intention of using metsubushi (attacking the eyes)." Quote from Manaka Unsui DASHIN (To Jolt and Pull Down) ダ振 "This technique's name means to jolt and pull down. The important point here is in striking the adversary's thumb with shutō when knocking his short sword down." Quote from Manaka Unsui KO RAI or KO RAKU (Throwing the Tiger) 虎落 "This technique means to throw down a tiger. The important point of the technique s the same as in the previous technique (Ujaku)." Quote from Manaka Unsui KŌ or HANE TSURUBE (Well Bucket Balance) [VERSION ONE] 捍 "The meaning of the technique's name is to use leverage. What is important in this technique is that you not try to catch the adversary's kicking leg on your arm, but instead place it onto your shoulder." Quote from Manaka Unsui KŌ or HANE TSURUBE (Well Bucket Balance) [VERSION TWO] 捍 "The meaning of the technique's name is to use leverage. What is important in this technique is that you not try to catch the adversary's kicking leg on your arm, but instead place it onto your shoulder." Quote from Manaka Unsui HOSEN or GYAKU KŌ (Bee Tip)

蜂先 SHIEN (Strength and Cleverness / Lion and Monkey) 獅猿 "This technique's name means strength and cleverness (a lion and a monkey). The important point in this technique is, when kicking the adversary's right kick (keri kaeshi) with your right leg, to kick upward using the momentum of a spinning motion with the body." Quote from Manaka Unsui HŌ RAKU (Destructive Fall) 崩落 "The technique's name means a mountain crumbles and falls. What is important here is that when avoiding the opponent's thrust you pull your left foot slightly back to close the distance, and hug the adversary's arm into your armpit." Quote from Manaka Unsui GE RYAKU NO MAKI 下略之巻 "From Han-o Han-eki Gasshō Mizu-Juji, change to Ichimonji No Kamae. The meaning of Han-o Han-eki Gasshō is gaining a large advantage by not trying to match the opponent's movements." Quote from Manaka Unsui SHUN U (Falcon Valiance) 隼雄 "The meaning of the technique is to be swift like a falcon. The important point of this technique is to thrust into the base of the opponent's nose with a right boshiken and at the same time press against the grip of his sword." Quote from Manaka Unsui SHUN SOKU (Peregrine Footwork) 隼足 "The meaning of this name is footwork that is as quick as a falcon. What is important here is to take a step in while pushing down with the left hand which is controlling the sword handle." Quote from Manaka Unsui ICHI GEKI (One Attack) 一撃 "This technique's meaning is to shoot down the adversary with a single blow. The important point in this technique is to push the opponent's right elbow up high enough to disbalance him while entering into the next motion." Quote from Manaka Unsui

KAI SOKU (Superior Footwork) 魁足 "The name of the technique means superior footwork. In this technique, what is important is to bounce the opponent over with ŌSoto in the process of putting down your right foot after kicking up with it." Quote from Manaka Unsui KU RYAKU (Scoop and Steal Away) 掬掠 "The meaning of the technique is to scoop away or snatch away. The important point of this technique is to keep your right arm slightly lower when using your body for sutemi (the body drop)." Quote from Manaka Unsui IAI FU (Sword Draw Entrapment) 意合封 "The technique's meaning is to match the opponent's energy and envelop him. What is important in this technique is to keep your left fist directly above your head when you receive the opponent's daijōdan so you are not hit in the top of the head with the handle of the sword." Quote from Manaka Unsui CHIN GAN (Wild Goose Descending) 沈雁 "The meaning of this technique's name is to lower your posture like a wild goose coming down. The important thing in this technique is to get low enough when turning to the left and sinking down, building up strength and then making the next movement." Quote from Manaka Unsui FŪ MO (Big Wind) 風孟 "The name of this technique means a big wind. The important point here is that the right and left hands make a large and simultaneous opening movement." Quote from Manaka Unsui

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