Uranami no kata, Chuden Gata level, Kukishin Ryu

By Yossi Sheriff

Ura nami (浦波), (Inside waves), (אורה נאמי), is a Kata.

This form is part of the Kukishin ryu Dakentaijutsu (九鬼神流打拳体術) koryu, belonging to the Chuden gata level.

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

Description of Ura nami Kata

Uke attacks Tori with two tsuki strikes followed by a push kick of the same side as the second tsuki- Tori blocks the first and second tsuki with a jodan block and strikes Uke's kicking leg in the inside part of the thigh with a boshi.

Note that when Tori uses the boshi- his back leg is moving from left to right while his front leg stays in its place to evade the push kick and still be in range to use the boshi. Immediately after Tori strikes Uke with a boshi- Uke attempts another strike at Tori: a punch to the face using the hand of the same side as the push kick.

Tori blocks with a jodan and uses the block to perform an ora uni kudaki on Uke's punching hand. Next, Tori steps behind the legs of Uke while still holding him in the lock- kicks Uke's heel and drops him to the ground.


Video of Uranami no kata - Kukishinden Ryu


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