Koshiki No Kata

Koshiki No Kata
The Koshiki-no-Kata preserves the kata of the Kito-Ryu of Jujutsu which Jigoro Kano studied before founding Kodokan Judo.
The Koshiki-no-Kata is based on the throwing techniques executed by armour-clad warriors on the battle field.
The first set, Omote, comprises fourteen forms and should be executed at a rather
slow and staccato pace, with the pauses between each throw well marked.
The second set, Ura, comprises seven forms and should be executed more rapidly and without wasted time.
Omote (Front)
· Tai (Ready Posture)
· Yume no Uchi (Dreaming)
· Ryokuhi (Strength Dodging)
· Mizu-guruma (WaterWheel)
· Mizu Nagare (Water Flow)
· Hikiotoshi (Draw Drop)
· Ko-daore (Log Fall)
· Uchikudaki (Smashing)
· Tani Otoshi (Valley Drop)
· Kuruma-daoshi (Wheel Throw)
· Shikoro-dori (Grabbing the Neckplates)
· Shikoro-gaeshi (Twisting the Neckplates)
· Yudachi (Shower)
· Taki Otoshi (Waterfall Drop)
Ura (Rear)
· Mi Kudaki (Body Smashing)
· Kuruma-gaeshi (Wheel Throw)
· Mizu Iri (Water Plunge)
· Ryusetsu (Willow Snow)
· Sakaotoshi (Headlong Fall)
· Yukiore (Snowbreak)
· Iwa Nami (Wave on the Rocks)