Tankendo no Kata — Gohon-me

By baptiste Tavernier

Gohon-me: men wo harai men-uchi – go no sen

Uchikata assumes jōdan-no-kamae and shikata goes into chūdan-irimi-no-kamae, but with his kensen pointing towards uchikata’s right wrist. Starting from the front foot, uchikata and shikata take three big steps forward.

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As soon as they enter into the maai for attack, uchikata takes the initiative and strikes shikata’s men.

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However, shikata responds with a suri-age, immediately followed by a strike onto uchikata’s men.

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Shikata lowers his weapon in front of his opponent’s eyes and then shows zanshin by taking a small step backward while assuming jōdan-no-kamae.

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Uchikata and shikata then go back to chūdan-no-kamae. They disengage their weapons to close the kata, and from the rear foot, both take five small steps and return to the original starting position

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