At Katsujinken Dojo we practice Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei Standard Iaido (known as Seitei) as well as Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Koryu Iaido.

The dojo and it’s members are members of the British Kendo Association, and through the BKA have access to the European Kendo Federation and the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei, and the high grade instuctors these organisations offer.

ZNKR Iaido Kata  (Seitei)

Mae

Ushiro

Ukenagashi

Tsuka-ate

Kesagiri

Morotezuki

Sanpogiri

Ganmen-ate

Soetezuki

Shihogiri

Sougiri

Nuki Uchi

These are the kata that new members of the dojo will be introduced to to start their iaido development. These kata are practiced in every International Kendo Federation linked dojo around the world.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Waza  (Koryu)

Shoden (Omori Ryu Seiza Waza)

Mae

Migi

Hidari

Ushiro

Yaegaki  a) Omote

Yaegaki  b) Ura    (option)

Ukenagshi

Kaishaku

Tsukekome

Tsukikage

Oikaze         (Standing waza)

Nuki Uchi

These Omori Ryu waza are the first steps in koryu Iaijutsu. Depending on the lineage of the dojo there may be some differences in how they are taught and practiced.

Chuden ( Eishin Ryu  from Tate Hiza)

Yokogumo

Tora No Issoku

Inazuma

Ukigumo

Yamaroshi

Iwanami

Urokogaeshi

Namigaeshi

Takiotoshi

Makko       ( from Seiza )

These waza are from the original Eishin Ryu, and again there may be some variation dependant upon particular lineages followed in the dojo or group they belong to. Also note that as with the Omori Ryu, these are the basic waza of the sets. There can be many variations of each one. These are referred to as Kaiwaza.

Okuden Tachiwaza   (Inner School  Standing Techniques)

Yukizure

Tsuredachi

Somakuri

Sodome

Shinobu

Yukichigai

Sode Surigaeshi

Moniri

Kabezoe

Ukenagashi

Itomagoi  (Farewell Visit)     (from Seiza)

Itomogai Ichi

Itomogai Ni

Itomogai San

These waza are again from the original Eishin Ryu, but are for the Tachiwaza, in a standing form. The Itomagoi waza are all in Seiza no bu.

Okuden Suwariwaza ( Inner School    Tate Hiza Seated Techniques)

Kasumi

Sunegakoi

Shihogiri

Tozume

Towaki

Tanashita

Ryozume

Torabashiri

Again from the older Eishin Ryu, but faster techniques than in the current Eishin Ryu we practice here.

Tachi Uchi No kurai  (TUnK   Pre-arranged Partner work)

Deai

Tsukekomi

Ukenagashi

Ukekomi

Tsukiage

Suigetsuto

Zetsumyoken

Dokumyoken

Shinmyoken

Uchikomi

Paired work, using bokken instead of shinken or iaito. Starting slowly and building up speed as experience grows, the practitioner develops timing and distancing against a live opponent.

Banga no Bu 

‘Outside the syllabus’ techniques developed by more recent  Japanese masters. Not included in all lines, and only practiced rarely in this dojo, usually by the instructors for special occaisions.

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