Kumi-uchi 組討 (Jujutsu)

Koryū jujutsu techniques are recorded in the formal kata that belong to individual ryūha. These kata form the central pillars of an art. This is true of Sōsuishi-ryū. The kata are practised strictly in order to ensure the principles are retained and understood. Their applications are then practised in more informal ways – which cater to the self-defence needs faced by our society today.

Jujutsu practice therefore consists of kata, goshin-jutsu (self-defence) technique and randori (free-practice). This includes defences against a range of weapons and scenarios.

Gabriel Dayeh (tori) and Thomas Crooks (uke) practising ‘O Gaeshi’ from the Yotsu Gume kata.