Instruction

Instruction

6 Seasons

A window into how we approach our learning. Classes, workshops, small group, and individual instruction.

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Instruction
  • Tanto Dori Introduction

    Episode 1

    Josh Gold provides an overview and introduction to this tanto dori (knife control) concepts series. This video series was created from an Ikazuchi Dojo workshop designed to begin taking the knife knowledge gained from our exchange with the Inosanto Academy and translating it into aikido based mov...

  • Tanto Suburi

    Episode 2

    This video provides an overview of basic lines of attack with a short blade and explains the importance of learning to attack effectively with a weapon that we wish to defend against.

  • Knife vs. Knife Intro

    Episode 3

    Aikido weapons training with sword and jo (short staff) always include weapon vs. weapon training. However, weapon vs. weapon training with tanto (knife) is rarely, if ever seen.

    This video provides an overview of our thinking and approach related to knife vs. knife training and lays the foun...

  • Knife vs. Knife Yokomen

    Episode 4

    A basic response to a diagonal slash attack from a short blade. This video includes instructional details and highlights parallels with empty handed aikido movements.

  • Knife vs. Knife Gyaku Yokomen

    Episode 5

    A basic response to a diagonal backhand slash attack from a short blade. This video includes instructional details and highlights parallels with empty handed aikido movements.

  • Knife vs. Knife Tsuki

    Episode 6

    An ukenagashi based deflection and weapon control response to a thrusting attack with a knife. The defender's non-weapon hand uses a movement very similar to our sayunage applications from strikes.

    We are still experimenting with this movement so you can expect the details and instructional m...

  • Knife vs. Knife Kata

    Episode 7

    A basic 4 attack / 4 response kata using the first four lines of attack covered in the suburi exercise earlier in the series. This kata is designed to cultivate proper body positioning and efficient movement linking.

  • Knife Vs. Knife Jiyuwaza

    Episode 8

    Free form attack and defense with the tanto. This training method is designed to build pattern recognition and reflexive responses to attacks. This practice format excels at revealing openings, positioning errors, and missed attack and defense opportunities.

  • Kosadori Redirect

    Episode 9

    This video breaks down the technical details of a cross-hand joint lock used to redirect the blade of an attacker's knife towards them. This joint lock can also be used as a disarm.

  • Yokomen Redirect: Tanto Dori

    Episode 10

    A deflection and redirect technique for a diagonal slashing attack with a knife.

  • Gyaku Yokomen Redirect: Tanto Dori

    Episode 11

    A deflection and redirect technique for a backhand diagonal slashing attack with a knife.

  • Tsuki Redirect: Tanto Dori

    Episode 12

    A deflection and redirect technique for a thrusting / stabbing attack with a knife. An optional throw application is also shown.

  • Jiyuwaza-Tanto Dori

    Episode 13

    Free-form tanto-dori attack and defense practice. The video outlines training parameters for the practice and highlights benefits of the training method.