Kusanku No Sai
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Kusanku no Sai
0° true is center facing forward . = stage left = stage right = face rear. Retract(ed) = sai pointing to elbow. Punch with butt. Pointed = sai pointing outward. Stab or slash with point. Bold = Kiai. 1. Musubi dachi - Sais are retracted– rei, bring sais to chest crossing. Double punch block downwards coming into Heiko dachi. 2. Step LT 45° Zenkutsu dachi, Mawashi uke High LT low RT towards 0° true . Step RT 90° Zenkutsu dachi – Mawashi uke- high RT low LT towards center . 3. Strike LT head 0° true , retract & block downwards LT. Stomp LT foot then punch RT pivoting feet 90° LT into Zenkutsu Dachi. 4. Strike RT head 0° true , retract & block downwards RT. Stomp LT foot then punch LT pivoting feet 90° RT into Zenkutsu Dachi. 5. Strike LT head 0° true , retract & block downwards LT. Turning 180° RT , draw RT foot back Neko Ashi dachi RT over LT then step RT Seisan striking RT towards head. 6. Step LT 180° Hanmi slashing pointed LT (LT under pointed RT). Step RT Hanmi slashing RT under LT (LT remains stationary). Repeat LT. Step RT Hanmi stabbing RT at SP chambering pointed LT. 7. Pivot LT 180° on RT foot in Seisan, stab LT. Step forward into 45° LT Seisan angled. Stab RT at SP towards rear . 8. Turn LT 180° in Kake Ashi (or Kosa?) Dachi (LT forward). Rotate hips blocking high LT, follow through striking high RT (LT remains high to rear, martini glass configuration). Then continuing turning 180° LT come down on RT knee, slash LT chambering RT. 9. Rise to Seisan. Stab RT. Step into LT forward Kake Ashi (or is it Kosa?) Dachi Rotate hips blocking high LT, follow through striking high RT (LT remains high, martini glass configuration). Turning LT 180° come down on RT knee, slash LT chambering RT. Retract both while rising to Seisan then punch RT. 10. Turn LT 90° stepping back into Neko Ashi Dachi (LT forward) chambering RT over LT. Step RT knee down slash LT under RT (chamber RT). Retract & block LT. 11. Rise turning RT 180° draw back into Neko Ashi Dachi (RT forward) Step LT knee down slash RT under LT (chamber LT). Retract & block RT. 12. Rise turing 135° LT into Hamni (LT forward) both sais pointed, slashing LT under RT. Step RT again into Hamni slashing RT under LT. 13. Turn 90° RT in RT fwd Hanmi slashing RT under LT. Step LT in Hanmi slashing LT under RT. 14. Move RT foot in Heiko Dachi executing high Juji Uke (LT on RT). 15. Turn LT 90° in Kake Ashi (or is it Kosa?) Dachi (LT forward). Rotate hips blocking high LT, follow through striking high RT (LT remains high, martini
glass configuration). Then step up into RT fwd Kake Ashi (Kosa?) Dachi. Striking down LT then RT executing low Juji Uke (rt on lt). 16. Step back LT (still ) into Seisan, retracting both sai and execute RT Chudan Uchi Uke (sai facing outward), chambering LT. Punch LT/RT. 17. Turn LT 180° draw back into LT fwd Neko Ashi Dachi. Step into Kiba Dachi (body facing head facing ) slashing LT toward rear . Retract RT. Spin LT counterclockwise 270°. LT knee and sai butts on floor . 18. Rise and spin LT counterclockwise 180° RT knee and sai butts on floor . Rise RT fwd Seisan. RT Chudan Uchi Uke chambering LT. Punch LT/RT. 19. Turn LT 180° Neko Ashi Dachi?? Chamber RT, Push block low LT ??? Step up RT Kosa Dachi, punch RT. Spin 360° LT counterclockwise striking point downwards (gedan barai) then strike point to head 20. Retract LT. Turn RT 90° (facing ) LT Seisan. Punch low LT/high RT (kidney/head) at 45° ( 0°+45). 21. Pivot clockwise on RT 45° Fudo dachi.( ) Strike/block pointed high LT/low RT (Mizu gami). 22. Pivot clockwise on RT 135° into Fudo dachi. Slash LT to mid section, then slash RT. High Juji uke (point) then double Gedan Barai uke. 23. Pivot clockwise on RT 270° in RT forward Seisan. Then high Juji uke. Step back RT into Neko Ashi dachi. Bring RT point into LT sai. Retract both. Step up RT Seisan. Right Chudan Uchi uke then LT/RT punch to SP. 24. Turn counterclockwise 180° in Hanmi slashing LT. Step up RT, Hanmi slash RT. 25. Retract and step back RT in Zenkutsu dachi ? LT Jodan uke. With RT slash RT/LT then LT/RT. Retract RT then RT Gedan Barai Uke (LT hand remais Jodan uke throughout. 26. Step up RT and reverse step 25. 27. Pivot counterclockwise on LT 90° into Fudo dachi. Double kidney punch. 28. With RT throw down imaginary sai into attacker on ground or at foot). With RT, draw imaginary sai from LT obe pivoting on LT foot into Hanmi facing forward with pointed sais. 29. Retract LT, step up RT Seisan stabbing RT. Retract RT then Gedan Barai uke. 30. Step up LT punching LT, flip striking LT, chamber and stab LT then Gedan Barai uke. Step up RT, repeat. 31. Step back into Masubi dachi crossing sais in front of you (chest level), then retract and Chudan Ushi uke then Gedan Barai uke, yoi.