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Tachi Shomen Sankyo

Reference: Sankyo

Example 1, Tachi Shomen Sankyo Irimi.

Movie of Tachi Shomen Sankyo Irimi.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Raise Boken Fig. 3 Kuta Punch Fig. 4 Arm Over

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start with Uke and Nage spaced so that Nage's extended lead hand does not quite touch Uke's extended sword.
  2. Fig. 2 shows Uke with the Boken raised to strike Nage with Tachi Shomen Uchi. Nage's lead foot is starting to enter to Uke's front or live side.
  3. Fig. 3 shows the end of the 1st Irimi Step and Nage is delivering a Kuta Punch. Nage's left hand should be on Nage's chest and starting to grab the handle of the Boken between Uke's hands.
  4. In Fig. 4 Nage's right hand has Uke's right wrist and Nage is bringing Uke's arm over in an Ikkyo like move.

    Fig. 5 Break Grip Fig. 6 Sankyo Grip Fig. 7 Apply Sankyo Fig. 8 Sankyo Detail

  5. Fig. 5 shows Nage twisting Uke's arms to break the grip of Uke's left hand on the pommel of the Boken. Uke's instructions are to hang on as tenaciously as possible. Nage must release the grip without harming Uke.
  6. In Fig. 6 Nage's left hand has grasped the pommel of the Boken beneath Uke's arm and is taking a Sankyo grip.
  7. Fig. 7 shows Nage applying the Sankyo.
  8. Fig. 8 shows detail of the Sankyo. Uke's wrist is twisted up because Nage is turning the edge of the blade towards Uke to cut Uke as the Boken is taken. When taking a knife Nage can stab Uke rather than slicing Uke so the wrist is not twisted. In Sankyo the cut is in the horizontal plane rather than downward as in Tachi Shomen Nikkyo.

Example 2, Tachi Shomen Sankyo Tenkan.

Movie of Tachi Shomen Sankyo Tenkan.

Fig. 9 Start Fig. 10 Raise Boken Fig. 11 Kuta Punch Fig. 12 Ikkyo Grip

  1. Fig. 9 shows the start with Uke and Nage spaced so that Nage's extended lead hand does not quite touch Uke's extended sword.
  2. Fig. 10 shows Uke with the Boken raised to strike Nage with Tachi Shomen Uchi. Nage has started to enter.
  3. Fig. 11 shows the end of the 1st Tenkan Step by Nage's back leg and Nage is delivering a Kuta Punch.
  4. In Fig. 12 Nage has taken an Ikkyo grip. It is modified because Nage's left hand is on the pommel of the Boken to release the Boken from Uke's left hand.

5. In Fig. 13 Nage has broken Uke's grip as in Fig. 5 above. That is not visible from this angle. Fig. 13 shows Nage's left hand holding the pommel of the Boken beneath Uke's arm and Nage is taking a Sankyo grip.
6. Fig. 14 shows Nage applying the Sankyo and cutting Uke.

Fig. 13 Sankyo GripFig. 14 Apply Sankyo

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