chin gan

This is from the Kata Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu Kosshijutsu Ge ryaku no maki

This is from the Ryu Ha Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu

Chingan (Wild Goose Sinking)

The name of this technique means to lower your posture like a wild goose sinking. What is important here is to make sure you get low enough when turning to the left and sinking down, then build up your strength for the next movement.

Both clasp both hands in Hanno Hon Itsu Gassho and bow to each other. Then, you stand in Ichimonji no Kamae and the Uke stands in Seigan no Kamae. Enter into Han No Honitsu No Kamae (sink the body down low with the hands out forwards, left leg is in front) The body is similar to Jumonji no kamae with the body facing forwards. The hands are in the Inzo. The middle and ring finger bend to touch the thumb. The index and little fingers are straight out pointing. The leading hand has the hand thumb on top.

The Uke attacks with Chudan Tsuki.

Evade to the left while keeping low, and as the attack flows past you, keep your hands in the Inzo and point them at the Ukes hands.

Then, with your left hand on top and your right hand underneath, cup he Ukes hands and raise the Ukes hands above your head (do not extend your arms fully) and at the same time, bring your right leg to a position where you are in front of the Uke (keep your posture low).

Then, pull your left leg back and around counter-clockwise and pull the Ukes hands to throw the Uke. Finish with a right kick to the Ukes side. Return to Ichimonji no Kamae.


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