Tankendo no Kata — Roppon-me

By baptiste Tavernier

Roppon-me: irimi seitai-zuki – sensen no sen

Both uchikata and shikata assume chūdan-no-kamae. Starting from the front foot, they take three big steps forward.

As soon as they enter into the maai for attack, shikata moves in (irimi) and tries to suppress uhikata’s tanken by pushing it to the right
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but uchikata evades by stepping backwards
and thrusts immediately at shikata’s doh.
However, shikata suppresses uchikata’s tankan by pushing it to the lefttankendo
then grabs and locks uchikata’s right elbow and breaks his balance. Finally, shikata stabs uchikata to the torso.tankendo

Shikata withdraws coutiously with zanshin. 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. tankendo