Hidari Tonso

English name Left Hand Escape and Run Form

This is from the Kata Santo Tonko no Kata

This is from the Ryu Ha Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu

Hidari Tonso no Kata (Left Hand Escape and Run Form)

The Uke grabs your left wrist with his right hand. Both Uke and Tori enter into Hachimonji no Kamae (instead of making a fist with the rear hand, open it flat so that your palm is towards the Ukes face). The Uke either tries to pull you towards him, or, you pull the Uke towards you - both ways are correct. Imbed the spikes of the Shuko into the Ukes wrist and enter into Take Ori as you are about to put the technique on him (as you put on Take Ori). This is the form -

Either the Uke or the Tori Pulls with 3 shuffle steps to the rear. On the third step, raise the Ukes wrist with Take Ori and kick with the right foot to the Ukes right side Koe (to the side of the groin) and at the same time grab the Ukes elbow with your right hand. Your right foot then lands to the front of the Ukes right foot (about 1 foot away with your foot in the same direction as the Ukes, so similar to Yoko Aruki) and your left foot comes to the front of the Ukes left (very close). Drop to your left knee to throw the Uke with Koshi Nage (hip throw). Then immediately stand up and take your Metsubushi, crush and then throw it at the Ukes eyes. Lastly, leap back with Chi Tobi and escape using Doton no Jutsu (in these cases, that means lying face down on the ground). Zanshin.

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