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AIKI TOHO    The 15 katas

No

Name

Kanji

Aikido Technique

Chiburi

1

Shohatto

初発刀

None basic Iai exercise

Eishin Ryu

2

Uke Nageshi

受け流し

Aihanmi katatetori ikkyo


3

Ushirogiri

後ろ切り

Kaiten nage


4

Zengogiri

前後切り

Aihanmi katatetori shihonage


5

Sayugiri

左右切り

Gyakuhanmi katatetori shihonage


6

Tsukaosae

柄押え

Gyakuhanmi katatetori nikkyo


7

Tekubiosae

手首押え

Aihanmi katatetori nikkyo


8

Kawashi tsuki

かわし突き

Tsuki sankyo


9

Tsukekomi

付け込み

Tsuki kotegaeshi

Katori Ryu

10

Tsume

詰め

Iriminage


11

Sanpo

三方

Sankyo


12

Shiho

四方

Shomen/yokomen uchi shihonage


13

Nukiawase

抜き合わせ

Gokyo


14

Todome

とどめ

Yonkyo

Suio ryu

15

Suemono

据 物

None

Eishin ryu

 

Examinations in TOHO by ENATO consist of three parts:

 

A: Toho Iai katas of own choice selected among the final 15 Aikido Toho Iai kata forms (Nishio Sensei 2001~).

 

B: Ken Tai Ken and Ken Tai Jo representation(s) of one or more of the katas shown in A)

 

C: Toho Iai kata(s) appointed by the grading jury at the examination

The number of applications to be shown in A, B, and C parts for each grade is shown in the below table:

Dan grade

A

B

C

Years since previous grade

Examination fee

1

3

1

1


50 euro

2

3

2

2

1 year

60 euro

3

3

3

3

2 years

70 euro

4

4

4

3

3 years

80 euro

5

5

5

3

5 years

90 euro

Example: A 2nd dan applicant must show 3 Toho Iai katas of own choise selected among the 15 base katas. 2 of these katas must furthermore be shown as Ken Tai Ken and Ken Tai Jo representations.

Finally the jury will ask the applicant to show two designated Toho Iai katas from among the 15 base katas.

Furthermore the 2nd. dan applicant can earliest take examination 1 year after 1st dan examination.

Shoji Nishio sensei performing the 15 katas and the corresponding ken tai ken, and ken tai jo exercises at the 2001 seminar in Århus, Denmark. It was Nishio sensei's last seminar abroad

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