Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido Techniques

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Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido is structured into three levels:

1) Shoden
2) Chuden
3) Okuden

This structure enables progression in skills and knowledge by building on the preceding kata.

SHODEN – With the exception of one technique these all start in Seiza (kneeling)

1) Shohato
2) Sato
3) Uto
4) Atarito
5) In Yo Shintai
6) Ryuto
7) Jun To
8) Gyaku To
9) Seichu To
10) Koran To
11) Gyakute-In Yo Shintai
12) Batto (also called Nukiuchi)

CHUDEN – These techniques commence in Tate Hiza a sitting posture with one knee off the floor

1) Yoko Gumo
2) Toraissoku
3) Inazuma
4) Uki Gumo
5) Yama Oroshi
6) Iwanami
7) Uroko Gaeshi
8) Nami Gaeshi
9) Taki Otoshi
10) Nukiuchi

OKUDEN

Suwari-waza (Tate Hiza)
1) Kasumi
2) Sune Gakoi
3) Shiho Giri
4) To Zume
5) To Waki
6) Tanashita
7) Ryo Zume
8) Tora Bashiri

Tachi-waza (Standing)
1) Yuki Zure
2) Tsure-Dachi
3) Soma Kkuri
4) Sodome
5) Shinobu
6) Yuki Chigai
7) Sodesuri-gaeshi
8) Mon-iri
9) Kabezoi
10) Uke-nagashi
11) Itomagoi 1
12) Itomagoi 2
13) Itomagoi 3