Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu Techniques
Kodachi seiho - short sword set
Reigi is identical to itto seiho, shidachi goes to gedan with the shoto at his side, tip in front of the knee through chudan kamae (the left hand is placed on the hip).
Uchidachi starts in hasso and strikes shomen on the 3rd step. Shidachi starts from gedan with the right foot, on the third step stab between the eyes or throat, with the arm straight or slightly lower than the sword, from a deep stance. The left arm is extended backwards, the left thumb down ("fencer's lunge" position), or may also be placed on the hip.
Shidachi starts from chudan with the left foot. The 3rd step is sideways to the left while shidachi lowers the shoto to avoid a strike to the wrist, keeping the tip on the centerline to the opponent. The right foot is placed next to the left, then forward, striking down the sword or to the head, and taking uchidachi�s right elbow with the left hand and turning it inside while simultaneously stepping forward with the left foot. Then thrust to the throat from hip level while placing the feet together.
3 uke nagashi
Shidachi starts from gedan with the right foot, on the 3rd step moves slightly to the right, blocking the men strike (above the head). The tip of the shoto is somewhat pointing back, shidachi uses the shinogi. Shidachi immediately grasps the tsuka between uchidachi�s hands from below with his left hand, thumb towards uchidachi, while stepping forward with the left foot. Shidachi pushes the sword to his left and cuts to the neck, lowers the shoto to hip level, pulls uchidachi down and onto the blade, stabbing between his arms. The feet come together if necessary to make up the distance.
Shidachi stands with the right foot forward, hand in the center, tip somewhat to the right (to uchidachi�s left eye). Uchidachi takes 4 steps and strikes shomen on the 5th after shidachi has slightly lowered the shoto. Shidachi brings the feet together and strikes down the sword to the left. Uchidachi changes feet and strikes to shidachi�s right do from his left. Shidachi steps forward with the left foot, with the shoto at his hip pointing up to block the cut while he takes uchidachi�s elbow, then stabs him as before.
Shidachi starts from gedan with the left foot, uchidachi strikes men on the 3rd step. Shidachi blocks with the hi and strikes away the sword to the right, the feet are brought together during this action. Shidachi grabs the arm and as soon as uchidachi tries to move back, stabs him. This is similar to kazuki.
6 nagashi uchi
Shidachi starts from gedan with the left foot, on the 3rd step shidachi steps to the right with the left foot and performs uke nagashi. Uchidachi moves back to hasso, shidachi strikes to the neck but uchidachi blocks by moving his sword to his left instead of to hasso. Here uchidachi�s feet are together, you don't have any time to do anything except get the blade back to protect your neck. It's a real snap from the cut to the block. The blade is vertical at the left shoulder.
Shidachi returns to shizentai gedan, uchidachi returns to hasso. Uchidachi attacks again, shidachi steps with his LEFT foot to the left and performs uke nagashi, grabs uchidachi�s elbow, cuts the neck, then stabs.
Uchidachi should overcommit a bit in his strikes for shidachi to be able to do these things.
Shidachi is holding the shoto with his right hand in front of his left breast, horizontally, the ha pointing 45 degrees down and forward if not directly down. The mune is up. Shidachi starts with the right foot. When uchidachi strikes on the 3rd step, shidachi stabs in a rotating motion, by putting power in the pinkie finger, thereby hitting aside uchidachi�s sword and stabbing him in the face. Timing is everything. Shidachi�s left hand is on the hip. The right foot is forward during the stab, the back foot comes up to the front, this is one of the few kata that doesn't end up in the "koshimi" very deep hanmi stance.
This is a truly terrifying kata from shidachi's side of things. You MUST have the will to take a hit to the head to do this one, even in light practice. It truly is a "throw your life away" kata.