Kusa nagi no ken, TSKSR

By Yossi Sheriff

Video of Kusa nagi no ken

Kusa nagi no ken is a sword drawing kata for a single participant from the Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū. This kata, is performed with a sharp Japanese katana from sitting position.

All the Katori - TSKSR techniques
Itsutsu, 1st bokken kata
Nanatsu, 2nd bokken kata
Kasumi, 3rd bokken kata
Hakka, fourth bokken kata
Mitsu, 1st bokken kata, 2nd level
Yotsu, 2nd bokken kata, 2nd level
In, 3rd bokken kata, 2nd level
Sha, 4th bokken kata, 2nd level
Hotsu, fifth bokken kata, 2nd level
Two swords kata
Eigetsu no tachi, first two swords kata
Suigetsu no tachi, second two swords kata
Isonami no tachi, third two swords kata
Murakumo no tachi, fourth two swords kata
Short sword kata
Hangetsu no kodachi, first short sword kata
Seigan no kodachi, second short sword kata
Seigan no kodachi, third short sword kata
Sword drawing - Iai
Kusa nagi no ken
Nuki tsuke no ken
Nuki uchi no ken
Happo ken
Sword drawing, standing position
Yuki ai gyaku nuki no tachi
Zengo Chidori no tachi
Yuki ai Migi Chidori no tachi
Gyakku nuki no tachi
Nuki uchi no tachi
Bo - Long staff kata
Seri ai no bo
Sune hishigi no bo
Sayu no bo
Kaza hazushi no bo
Hana tsurube no bo
Tate nami no bo
Naginata - Curved spear kata
Itsutsu no naginata
Nanatsu no naginata
Kasumi no naginata
Hakka no naginata

Description of Kusa nagi no ken

  1. Sitting in Iai goshi
  2. Attacking with the hilt to the chest
  3. Cutting horizontally from right side of opponent to his left.
  4. Cutting once to the head
  5. Sitting daijodan and cutting to the head again
  6. Preparing for close combat with halfswording move of touching the mid blade with left hand
  7. Hitting the opponent with hilt
  8. Daijodan and cutting to the head
  9. Blood letting, chiburi and sheathing the sword, noto.


Link to Hebrew article in the Akban-wiki: קוסה נגי נו קן, שליפה וחיתוך עם חרב, מישיבה