Preserving traditional syllabus, in my dojo and at the AKBAN documentation project, our wiki, is a huge challenge in the maze that is the Takamatsu-den. For me, the difficulties are somewhat more intricate because everything I practice goes through a pragmatic randori filter.
Trying to teach correct timing, distancing and execution of a traditional technique has always baffled me. I think that a Tsuki punch is a great technique (using the fourth timing of course), I just don’t think it is a good method for Tori to practice a technique against. Using a Tsuki, Uke has difficulty to preserve efficiency and distance. I think the particulars of last week method, especially the applying the Tsukitaoshi (突き倒し) have been bridging the gap and will allow us to speedily acquire complex timing skills against a charging opponent.
So, this Sunday we will expand on the Tsukitaoshi we used last week and apply with other attacks.
We upload selected Ninjutsu lessons to the Ninjutsu training category at the AKBAN wiki.