Iaido

TOYAMA RYU & MUGAI RYU IAIDO

Morinaga Ha Toyama Ryu Kata

Kiso Iai – Six Basic Cuts
•    Ippon-me (Makkou Giri / Kiri Oroshi) – Vertical Overhead Cut
•    Nihon-me (Morote Tsuki) – Two Handed Thrust
•    Sanbon-me (Migi Kesa Giri) – Diagonal Cut from Upper Right
•    Yohon-me (Hidari Kesa Giri) – Diagonal Cut from Upper Left
•    Gohon-me (Suriage to Hidari Kesa Giri) – Parry to Cut from Upper Left
•    Roppon-me (Suriotoshi to Makkou Giri / Kiri Oroshi) – Breaking Down to Vertical Overhead Cut

Happou Nuki – Eight Direction Drawing
•    Ippon-me (Gyaku Kesa Giri) – Opponent to the Front
•    Nihon-me (Yokoichimonji) – Opponent to the Right
•    Sanbon-me (Katate Tsuki) – Opponent to the Left
•    Yohon-me (Katate Kesa Giri) – Opponent to the Rear
•    Gohon-me (Makkou Giri / Kiri Oroshi) – Opponent to the Front
•    Roppon-me (Migi Kesa Giri) – Opponent to the Left
•    Nanahon-me (Hidari Kesa Giri) – Opponent to the Right
•    Hachihon-me (Migi Kesa Giri) – Opponent to the Rear

Hon Iai – Eight Attacks
•    Ippon-me (Mae no Teki) – Opponent to the Front
•    Nihon-me (Migi no Teki) – Opponent to the Right
•    Sanbon-me (Hidari no Teki) – Opponent to the Left
•    Yohon-me (Ushiro no Teki) – Opponent to the Rear
•    Gohon-me (Chokusen no Teki) – Opponent Very Close to the Front
•    Roppon-me (Ushiro Mae no Teki) – Opponents to the Front and Rear
•    Nanahon-me (Migi Hidari Mae no Teki) – Opponents to the Right and Left
•    Hachihon-me (Tasu No Teki) – Multiple Opponents

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Mugai Ryu Kata

Goyo – Five Needs
•    Shin – Truth, Reality
•    Ren – Connected
•    Sa – Left
•    Yu – Right
•    Sha – Angular / To Discard, To Throw Away

Goka – Five Items
•    Suigetsu – Moon Reflection in Water / Torso or Sternum
•    Inchuyo – Yin-Center-Yang
•    Yochuin – Yang-Center-Yin
•    Hibiki Gaeshi – Echo Returning
•    Hazumi – Spring, Bounce, Rebound

Go-O – Five Responses
•    Munazukushi – Stabbing the Chest
•    Enyo – Round, Circular
•    Ryoguruma – Dual Wheeling, Two Wheels
•    No-Okuri – Sending Off to the Field (to be killed)
•    Gyokko – Ball of Light

Hashirigakari – Begin Running
•    Maegoshi – Hips Forward
•    Musogaeshi – Vision Returning, Dream Turn
•    Mawarigakari – Begin Rotation
•    Migi No Teki – Enemy to the Right
•    Shiho – Four Directions

Okuden – Secret Forms
•    Tukikage Kanno – Perceive the Sternum or Torso
•    Mikaeri – Collateral / Quid Pro Quo
•    Ichigin – Gust of Wind
•    Jinrai – Thunderclap

Naiden – Inner Transmission (as in the innermost shrine of a temple)
•    Sangyo Ichi – Three Lines Together
•    Kaminoto – Divine Gate or Entrance
•    Manpo Ki Itto – 10,000 Methods Return to One Sword

Wakizashi Kumitachi – Short Sword Paired Sets
•    Kiri Dome – Stop or Block the Cut
•    Tsuki Dome – Stop or Block the Thrust
•    Uke Nagashi – Deflection
•    Kiri Age – Rising Cut
•    Kurai Zume – Suppress Further Attack

Daito Kumitachi – Long Sword Paired Sets
•    Hokuto – Big Dipper
•    Taihaku – Venus (the planet)
•    Inazuma – Flash of Lightning
•    Kasumi – Mist or Haze
•    Ryusei – Falling Star or Meteor

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Note:  We are members of the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai (DNIK) and the Kokusai Budo Koryu Kyokai (KBKK).  The headquarters of both groups are located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.  The President of the DNIK and the KBKK is Atsushi Shimojo, Soke.  Roy J. Hobbs serves as the DNIK and KBKK Vice President.