Gogyo no Kata & the Tachi
Earlier this year, Soke mentioned that the Gogyo no Kata was developed during the era of the Tachi.
We can then come to understand the significance and the relationship of the tachi to the Shoshin no kamae and the various movements demonstrated within the Chi, Mizu, Hi, Kaze, and Ku no kata.
The tachi is also a battle field weapon used while wearing yoroi. We can then appreciate that the larger movements are as a result of the restrictiveness of the yoroi.
The striking methods of the Gogyo no Kata are also different from that of the Kihon Happo Koshi Kihon Sanpo.
To understand the “way of the tachi” we must study and practise the Gogyo no kata.