shun soku

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

This is from the Ryu Ha Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu

Shun Soku (Falcon Feet)

This technique means to have footwork like that of a falcon. You ue this technique for controlling the Uke at the instant he tries drawing his sword. You must take a step in while you are pushing down the sword handle with the left hand.

Both clasp both hands in Hanno Hon Itsu Gassho and bow to each other. Then, you stand in Ichimonji no Kamae and the Uke steps back with the left leg and prepares to draw his sword.

As the Uke steps forward with the right leg and begins to draw the sword, step forward with the left foot slightly to the left and stop the sword draw by blocking the sword handle with your left hand.

The Uke responds by striking down with the right fist to your left hand. As the Uke does this, stoop low and push the sword handle down, and at the same time, move with the right foot forward and slightly to the right - this movement prevents the Uke from connecting with the strike to your hand.

Carry this movement on to pivot yourself clockwise on your right heel so that you are side-by-side, and slightly further back than the Uke. Within this movement catch the scabbard with your right hand and the Ukes right wrist with your left hand.

The scabbard is against the Ukes arm just above the elbow. Drop your weight and press on the arm with the scabbard while anchoring the Ukes right hand at your hip to drop the Uke face down to the floor.

Finish by kicking with the right foot to the Ukes side. Zanshin.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.