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Tachi Shomen Higi Kime

Reference: Higi Kime

Example 1, Tachi Shomen Higi Kime Irimi.

Movie of Tachi Shomen Higi Kime Irimi.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Boken Raised Fig. 3 Kuta Punch Fig. 4 Change Sides

  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 Boken.
  2. In Fig. 2 Uke's Boken is at the top of the Tachi Shomen Uchi and Nage has started moving in.
  3. In Fig. 3 Nage does a Kuta punch to Uke's face at the end of the entry step. Nage's left hand grabs Uke's right hand and the Boken for the Arm Down grip.
  4. In Fig. 4 Nage's right hand has grabbed the handle of the Boken between Uke's hands and Nage is pushing the Boken between Uke and Nage by pushing on Uke's right hand and pulling on the handle of the Boken to make the blade go back towards Uke.

    Fig. 5 1st Irimi Step Fig. 6 2nd Irimi Step Fig. 7 Higi Kime

  5. Fig. 5 shows the end of the 1st Irimi Step. Nage has taken the Higi Kime grip and is in the Arm Down.
  6. In Fig. 6 Nage has taken the 2nd Irimi step and is in the Higi Kime position.
  7. Fig. 7 shows Nage applying the wrist lock making Uke release the Boken and Nage can easily cut Uke.

Example 2, Tachi Shomen Higi Kime Tenkan.

Movie of Tachi Shomen Higi Kime Tenkan.

Fig. 8 Start Fig. 9 Boken Raised Fig. 10 Kuta Punch Fig. 11 Higi Kime Grip

  1. Fig. 8 shows the start with Uke and Nage spaced so that Nage's extended lead hand does not quite touch Uke's extended Boken.
  2. In Fig. 9 Uke's Boken is at the top of the Tachi Shomen Uchi and Nage has started moving in.
  3. In Fig. 10 Nage does a Kuta punch to Uke's face at the end of the 1st Tenkan Step with the back foot. Nage's right hand grabs Uke's right hand and the Boken for the Higi Kime grip and the Arm Down off balance.
  4. In Fig. 11 Nage's left hand has taken the Higi Kime grip for the Arm Down off balance.

    Fig. 12 2nd Tenkan Step Fig. 13 Higi Kime Fig. 14 Take Boken

  5. Fig. 12 shows the end of the 2nd Tenkan Step. Nage has taken the Higi Kime grip and is in the Arm Down.
  6. In Fig. 13 Nage has finished the Tornado Twist and the Arm Down. Nage is now in the Higi Kime position.
  7. Fig. 14 shows Nage applying the wrist lock making Uke release the Boken and Nage can easily cut Uke.

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