This is the beginning of a gross synopsis of the book under discussion. When time permits, I'll post some more.
取手の形 － 警視庁柔道基本 Torite no kata – Keishicho Judo Kihon
Torite Kata – Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency Basic Judo
警視庁警務部規畫課編集 – Edited by Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency, Administrative Division, Planning Section
財団法人自警会發行 Jikeikai Foundation
Budo is great for training mind and body. Through research, have developed a kata of the essential techniques of judo. The instructors that participated are Yamashita, Yamaguchi, Moriyama, Kawano, and Kunio (sp?) 國未. Such techniques are critical to the police in this day and age.
May 1926 (Taisho 15)
Chief, Administrative Division
I, from the old days, believe that the essence of the Japan spirit is heightened through the dedicated practice of budo. From my responsibility and position as a police judo instructor for some 30 years, I believe this to be true. Gathered together the leading police judo instructors since Sep 1924, on the occasion of the budo kenshukai, after the Great Kanto Earthquake (NOTE: 1923) and with their support was able to develop the torite no kata.
The police and budo have a long relationship. Training in budo gives patrolmen the correct spirit. This is true for both the soldier and policeman, and training in budo gives the proper warrior spirit.
三島誠也 Mishima Seiya (NOTE: later Governor of Nara Prefecture?)
Torite no kata is a practical application of judo kata. Judo kata include Nage, Katame, Kime, and Ju no kata. The name ‘torite no kata’ was applied to this practical application kata collection of judo techniques.
Idori / seated in seiza facing
Unarmed attack by uke
Against tanto attack
- Yokoudedori (seiza side by side)
- Maeudedori (uke in seiza, tori approaches from front)
- Ushiroudedori (uke on hands and knees, tori takedown from rear)
Tachiau / standing
Versus tanto attack
Tori armed w/ katana
- Tsukadori (uke seizes handle of tori's sheathed sword)
Hikitate (renkouhou) comealongs
- Koyubidori (little finger comealong)
Chapter 2 正座と禮法 Seiza to Reihô Formal Seated and Bowing
#1 – 正座 Seiza (explained in detail)
#2 – 禮 Rei (explained in detail)
Chapter 3 取手の形 Torite no kata
#1 居捕 Idori - Seated techniques
1. Ryotedori – (NOTE: similar to kime no kata ryotedori at first) then, into wakigatame, but then….
Tori holds uke’s right arm in wakigatame while kneeling on his left knee at uke’s right side, facing the same way as uke. Then tori sits down to his left (NOTE: squats on his own left heel), driving uke’s right shoulder and face into the mat. Uke places his left knee on uke’s arm at the shoulder, then shifts his left knee to the mat, and both hands into overhand grip to press uke’s arm down, immobilizing him. Uke’s right arm is about 90degrees from his body. (NOTE: there are similar aikido arm-press immobilizations)
2. Menate – (NOTE: similar to kime no kata suriage) Uke strikes at tori’s face….. but finish like above.
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