Kaeshi waza no kata, Okuden gata level, Kukishin Ryu

By Yossi Sheriff

Video of Kaeshi waza Kukishinden ryu


Kaeshi waza (返技), (Return technique), (קאשי וואזה), is a Kata.

This combat - form is a part of the Kukishin ryu Dakentaijutsu (九鬼神流打拳体術) koryu, belonging to the lower advanced level Okuden gata.

Kaeshi waza is a part of the syllabus of the Takamatsu den schools of Ninjutsu: Bujinkan, Jinenkan, AKBAN.

Description of Kaeshi waza no kata - Kukishinden Ryu

Uke attacks with a tsuki, tsuki, right push kick, left push kick and a tsuki.

Tori blocks them in Jodan yuke and Gedan yuke, and defends against the kicks with a right punch to the the upper part of the knee.

Uke then punches the other knee in the middle of the kick. Tori blocks the last attack in a jumonji style - one hand on the wrist and the other on the elbow, putting pressure and going to muso dori(gosha dori), then kicks to the solar plexus with a side slap kick and forces uke to fall. Uke continues the joint lock on the ground.

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