saka nagare

English name Reverse Flow

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

This is from the Ryu Ha Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu

Short Description Outside block, omoto gyaku, leg block, geidan uki, finish omoto gyaku

Saka Nagare (Reverse Flow)


This technique means to reverse the flow. The thing here is to strike the back of the Ukes hand / Hoshi when receiving on the outside, and when receiving the Ukes kick, do so with a sideways swinging of the knee.

Both clasp both hands in Tenryaku UcM Gassho and bow to each other. Then, both you and the Uke stand in Ichimonji no Kamae.

As the Uke strikes to Men with a right punch, step 45 degrees forward to the left with the left foot and strike the Ukes hand / Hoshi with the right fist. The Uke kicks with the right foot.

Receive this with the left leg, using a clockwise swinging motion of the knee. As this movement finishes, grab his right hand with your left hand. Raise the Ukes hand up and turn to face the Uke opening yourself for attack (Kyojutsu).

As the Uke strikes to Suigetsu with the left, step off to the left and strike down to Nagare. Strike with Omote Shuto whilst forcing down the Ukes right hand with your left. Within this movement, capture the Ukes hand with your right hand also (flowing motion after Omote Shuto). His will knock the Uke to the floor.

Keep hold of the Ukes wrist. Finish with a left kick to Wakitsubo. Zanshin.

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