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13 December 2008 21:45

My Thoughts on Honte and Gyakute - A discussion by Nishioka Sensei. Jodojo 11 Apr 04

This writing describes the terms “Junte” and “Gyakute”, and in Iaido the corresponding terms are “Juntou” and “Sakatou”. In Jodo we have “Honte” which corresponds to “Kirite” in Kendo. These words are different for each art. There are 3 ways to take Kamae (or stance) with the hips: front on, side on, and in between. These stances naturally have their own names as well. Particularly in Jodo, there are two ways to grip things - Honte and Gyakute. To understand Honte and Gyakute, one must perfectly explain these things, internalise these techniques, and put them into practice. So even if you understand these words, it is a different matter to be able to perform them properly or not. Matsuoka Sensei wrote in his book that even when one looks up these terms in the dictionary it is still difficult to understand. Since the time I came to comprehend SMR Jodo, I realised the carelessness about these issues (both of my myself and others). Therefore, I would like to explain my style.

Waki-no-kamae - Wikipédia

Waki-gamae (脇構:わきがまえ, Waki-gamae?), quelques fois raccourci en waki, est l'une des cing gardes au kendo avec jōdan, chūdan, gedan, et hassō Waki-gamae est une garde dans laquelle le pratiquant "cache" la longueur de sa lame derrière son propre corps, ne révélant à l'adversaire que la poignée (tsuka). Cette garde était commune dans le passé - où il n'y avait pas de standard de longueur de lame. Elle jouait un rôle dissuasif face à un adversaire qui ignorait l'arme dissimulée, et s'approchait donc d'une technique de bluff.

Hassō-no-kamae - Wikipédia

Hassō-no-kamae (八相(八双)の構, はっそうのかまえ?), couramment simplifié en hassō, et quelques fois appelé hassō-gamae, est l'une des cinq gardes du kendo, avec jōdan, chūdan, gedan, hassō, and waki. Hasso est une garde offensive, le nom hassō "signifiant toutes les (huit) directions", vu que cette gardes permet de répondre à un danger, peu importe la direction d'où il vient. Waki and hassō ne sont généralement pas utilisé en kendo morderne et ne se retrouvent que dans les katas (kata 4).

11 December 2008 16:00

Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors

KIAI is a non-profit association founded to improve the communications among kenjutsu instructors worldwide. Members of KIAI are instructors of Japanese sword arts from various styles, schools and associations, who teach all nihonto-related martial arts, including koryu and gendai kenjutsu, kendo, iaijutsu, iaido, batto-do, goshido, chanbara, shinkendo, aiki-boken, ninja-ken, and various other forms of Japanese swordsmanship. KIAI membership is free. KIAI organizes national, reginal and international seminars and competitions.