Stockholms Jodokai

Training materials - the basic techniques and kata

Descriptions of training materials we work with, forms of Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and ZNKR.

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Introduction Etiquette, postures, basic techniques. The first kata forms.
Kihon sotai dosa Basic techniques with opponent.
Omote waza The first kata series in Shindo Muso Ryu. Clear techniques.
Tokushu waza Three forms that do not really belong to the Shindo Muso Ryu.
Chudan waza "Middle Series" in Shindo Muso Ryu. Flow in techniques.
Ranai Small series of two versions of "turmoil and harmony".
Kage waza "Shadow Series". Same names as in Omote. Much zanshin.
Samidare "Spring rain".
Gohon no midare Relatively new series of long forms. Compounds of others.
Okuden The inner techniques.
Gomuso no jo The five core technologies, which exclusively is trained by those who have Menkyo.
Their completion is represented by Menkyo Kaiden.
ZNKR Jodo (Seitei) Kata series created and established in 1968 by Japanese Kendo Federation.

Here is a summary of the kata names.