This week at our Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ramat Hasharon dojos (Hebrew links) we will use the Tsuki, Tsukidaoshi and Oshidashi training method we have been working on to practice reaction against non-linear attacks.
Many Japanese systems use linear attacks as a training aid, they do this for many reasons. Among other things, linear attacks are easier to predict and time and allow development of a larger technical vocabulary. Aikido weapon syllabus is an example of a system that uses the fine resolution of working, at the training phase, against linear attacks, to create highly advanced technical syllabus. Some sword systems do the same.
The criticism against solely linear emphasis in training is that most randori and tatakai movements are more chaotic and, for lack of other word, ‘spiral’. There are many ways of meeting a non-linear attack, but one of the easiest is a counter attack.
This week we will check advanced methods of confronting chaotic attacks: applying the sabaki according to opponent’s body position and not limbs, timing the attack with his breathing patterns, using Koku no kata and attacking while half grappling.
Please do not forget to bring punching gloves as we always validate our Ninjutsu with randori.
For questions, please call me at:052-5108747
We upload selected Ninjutsu lessons to the Ninjutsu training category at the AKBAN wiki.