Thursday, June 07, 2007

Iwama 1964

Morihiro Saito in slow motion, Iwama 1964. I wonder who the uke is.
Things that look diferent to me:
  • 6:35 Uke initiates on shomenuchi ikkyo.
  • 5:00 Sankyo ura looks different.
  • 5:45 Very deep entry on shomenuchi nikkyo ura.
  • 4:45 Seated pins on yonkyo (omote and ura).
  • 1:50 A bokkken suburi (shomenuchi-kaitan-shomenuchi).
  • 1:50 The 3rd bokken suburi as we know it today is missing.
  • 1:18 Bits of 31 kata look different
    • 0:49 The 17th movment (strike to the knee) is high.
    • 0:28 The 30th movment includes a hasso element and consequently 31 becomes a right yokomen.
  • 0:24 Haven't seen this nice flowing kata before


uchi deshi said...

Very cool! That's one of the best Saito videos I've seen. I could watch that over and over.

olifant said...

The title refers to this as a transitional phase. Actually comparing to films from the late 80s (over 20 years later!) it is not looks that different.

On a different subject, falling on the dirty ground with the gi and hakama! Ohh, the humanity!

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