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Ranai: Actively Meet

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Otachi no Ranai
Odachi no Ranai Pages 184-195
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2. U: Bring the right foot to the left foot and assume Taito.
3. U: Starting from the right foot, close the ma-ai, and place the right hand on the tsuka in a Hanmi stance. J: Starting from the left foot,
close the ma-ai using Ayumi Ashii, stretch out the right hand, and thrust josekki towards Ganmen to interrupt Uchidachi’ s initiative.
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5. J: Stepping forward with the right foot, raise the josekki upward, place the other end of the jo against the Hibara, bring the left foot to the
right foot, and at the same time, grasp the jo with the left hand “Jun ni Nigiru”. (Jun is an old Budo term, roughly to place in sequence.)
6. J: Drawing back the right foot, reverse the righthand grip, and assume the same position as at the end of Raiuchi.
7. U: Drawing back the right foot in one big step, draw the sword upward and to the right at an angle.
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9. J: Drawing back the right foot, take a reversed right hand Hikiotoshi no Kamae.
10. U: Step in with the right foot and cut Shomen. J: Stepping forward with the left foot, stretch out the left hand, restrain Uchidachi’ s
Ganmen, and move forward.
11. J: Stepping with the right foot then the left foot, turn to the left, ending at right angles to Uchidachi; stop the tachi at the tsuka with a
scooping action, and move into Kuritsuke.
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13. J: Stepping forward with the left foot, execute Kuritsuke.
14. U: Drawing back with the left foot, receive Kuritsuke.
15. U: Stepping back with the left foot, draw the sword up (Furikaburi) to left Hasso. J: Taking one step forward with the left foot, bring the
feet together, and take the entire jo in both hands.
16. U: Step in with the right hand and cut Dou. J: Drawing back the right foot, assume a Hanmi stance, and rotate the sword out in Dobarai
fashion; strike Hibara, thrusting forward both hands to the right at an angle, and stop Uchidachi by locking the right elbow.
17. U: Drawing back the right foot, take Hasso no Kamae. J: Stepping back with the right foot, take a reversed right hand Hikiotoshi no
Kamae.
18. U: Stepping out with the right foot, cut to the upper arm. J: Bring the right foot to the left foot, and at the same time, rotating the josekki
upward, strike using Gyakute Uchi to Ganmen to stop tachi.
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21. J: Releasing the left hand, take the right hand to the upper right, flip the jo over, draw the right foot back and take Hasso no Kamae.
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23. J: Strike tachi.
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24. U: Receiving the strike, draw back the right foot, then in one motion bring the tachi back to cut Shomen.
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26. J: Taking a big step with the left foot, thrust Hibara like Raiuchi.
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28. U: Drawing back the right foot, take Hasso no Kamae. J: Drawing back the right foot, take Hikiotoshi no Kamae.
29. J: Immediately bringing the jo from behind and raising it upward, step in strongly with the right foot and strike to the head. U: Drawing
back the left foot, raise the tachi to your forehead with the blade pointing up and to the right to receive and stop the jo with the tsuba.
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31. U: Take a step with the right foot, then take another strong step with the right foot and apply seme. J: Restraining tachi with the josekki,
take a half-step back with the right foot, then take a full step back with the left foot, and push back towards tachi strongly.
32. U: Step in with the left foot and cut to migi Dou (“Kiriharau” to cut thru penetrate). J: Drawing back deeply with the right foot, slide
the right hand up to the josekki, turning your body to the right, take the entire jo in both hands as you raise it overhead, and at the same
time, bring the left foot to the right foot, to avoid the Dobarai cut.
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34. J: Lowering the jo, step out with the left foot, and thrust the left Hibara.
35. U: At the moment of being struck, step back with the right foot.
36. U: Draw back the right foot into Hasso no Kamae. J: Drawing back the right foot, take Hikiotoshi no Kamae.
37. U: Stepping in the right foot, cut Shomen. J: Stepping out to the left with the left foot, step forward with the right foot, and in Hanmi,
raise the jo overhead, taking the posture of Kurihanashi.-
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40. J: Stepping in deeply with the right foot to the outside on Aite’s right, with as large a motion as possible, execute Kurihanashi. U: Drawing
back right, left, right (cross the left foot in front of the right foot to retreat in a natural manner).
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42. U: Raising the tachi (furikaburi) with the right hand, apply the power of the hips and cut the right Kote.
43. J: Draw the right foot back, and at the same time rotate the right hand up and back to take Hikiotoshi no Kamae.
44. U: Stepping forward deeply with the right foot, thrust to the throat.
45. J: Drawing the left foot back, use a Honte grip to match blades with tachi, and restrain tachi at Ganmen.
46. J: Step forward with the right foot, then again with the right foot, applying seme. U: Stepping back right, left, right, take Hasso no Kamae.
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50. J: Stepping out with the left foot, strike Ganmen.
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52. U: From Hasso no Kamae, stepping out with the right foot, cut for the right thumb. J: Keeping the josekki pointed toward
Ganmen, draw the left foot to the right foot, raise both hands overhead, lean the upper body forward, in the same moment, in a
bowing posture to avoid cut and turn the body Hanmi.
53. J: Stepping with the right foot, press down on Kote, thrusting josekki to suigetsu, and squaring to Uchidachi.
54. U: Drawing back with the left foot, pull the tachi back into left Hasso no Kamae.
55. U: Stepping with the right foot, cut to the right dou. J: Sliding the right hand up the jo to the upper right, draw back the right foot,
and block the tachi using Dobarai.
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57. J: Take the entire jo in both hands.
58. J: Stepping with the right foot, face Shomen, strongly restraining tachi, and strike down. U: Drawing back the right foot, take Hasso
no Kamae.
59. U: Stepping in with the right foot, cut Shomen. J: Let the josekki fall to the lower left.
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61. J: Strike the tachi so it flies toward the upper right.
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63. J: Bring the right foot back to the left foot, and at the same time take Hasso no Kamae. U: As the tachi is swept to the left assume a
Hanmi stance, assume a posture indicating the Kamae is “broken”.
64. J: Stepping forward with the right foot, with a large chambering motion (furikaburi) of the jo, strike powerfully to suigetsu.
65. J: Bringing the left fist to the center line, raise the josekki and demonstrate zanshin. U: Withdrawing the left foot, square to the
opponent. Osame
Kodachi no
Ranai
Kodachi no Ranai
Pages: 196- 205

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5. J: Rotate the josekki to the lower left and place it against Hibara.
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7. J: Like Haraidome.
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52. U: Stepping in with the right foot, cut dou.
53. J: Take the entire jo in both hands.
54. J: Strongly twisting the hips, strike the kodachi.
55. U: Drawing back the right foot, square to the opponent. J: Stepping out
with the right foot, thrust the josekki towards Ganmen, and demonstrate
zanshin. Osame