English name A Lion and a Monkey

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

This is from the Ryu Ha Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu

Shien (A Lion & A Monkey)


The name of this technique means strength of a lion and cleverness of a monkey. What is important here is when kicking the Ukes right kick using keri kaeshi with your right leg, is to kick upward using a spinning motion with your body.

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

Stand in Hira no Kamae (Shizen no Kamae). The Uke draws the short sword and prepares to thrust into your back from behind.

As the Uke thrusts, shift to the right to evade and lightly grab the Ukes wrist from above with your left hand.

The Uke attempts to free himself by kicking with the right foot.

Respond by turning clockwise on the right foot to evade this, lift the Ukes hand in Ura Gyaku and kick up with the right foot into the Ukes Kobura.

With the left hand, catch the Ukes hand in Omote Gyaku. (This is done in a similar manner to Renyo from the Joryaku no Maki). Begin to turn the body anti-clockwise to prepare for the throw.

Pull the left leg back and drop to the left knee to throw the Uke with Omote Gyaku.

Then stand and finish with a right kick to Wakitsubo. Then return to Ichimonji no Kamae and Zanshin.

Only those who pick the roses feel the thorns.