Danzanryu

Tanju No Maki


Me Hazushi

Head Escape

Uki aims gun at Tori's forehead from close range. Tori deflects Uki's attention by talking, posture, and so on. At proper moment, Uki pivots out of the line of fire, using the same pivot as in knife arts, placing left hand on the gun hand to block, with kiai. Right hand joins, does katate tori, point gun into Uki as soon as possible.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.

Variation: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Instead of wrist lock, the index finger can be trapped by the trigger guard and used in a finger lock to pull Uki out flat.

Variation: : Instead of initial pivot, Tori can simply drop low, under line of fire and bring hands up to hold gun above head. Gun barrel is pushed up and back.


Mune Hazushi

Chest Escape

Uki aims gun at Tori's chest, from close range. At the proper moment with kiai, Uki pivots off line, blocking with right (going to outside of right-handed Uki). Apply Katate Tori.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.

Variation: Matthew M.-Camp DanzanRyu 5/20/03: Tori brings left hand up with thumb open, forming fork around barrel. Pivot off line of fire. With left hand holding barrel and bending Uke's wrist, right hand swings under and strike base of Uke's thumb with thumb side of right hand. Direction of strike is along Tori's forearm.

Variation: Matthew M.-Camp DanzanRyu 5/20/03: As per previous variation, if gun is held to low to strike, Tori instead thrusts gun into Uke's dantien, striking with other hand. Tori turns barrel away from self, into Uke's leg. Tori then reaches under gun with right hand, palm up, and curls fingers up around far edge of gun; then steps back and pulls gun out. With practice gun can be pulled out to shooting position.


Hibara Hazushi 1

Side Escape 1

Uki puts gun into Tori's right side, in front of arm. At the proper moment with kiai, Tori rolls gun forward with arm, and then elbows with right into Uki's Sui while controlling gun with left from beneath. Gun barrel comes up and over, performing Katate Tori Ni in the process.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.


Hibara Hazushi 2

Side Escape 2

Uki puts gun into Tori's right side, behind arm. At the proper moment with kiai, Tori brushes gun to behind him with arm, then swings right arm under and around Uki's forearm while turning to face Uki. Arm pulls in to chest, rotating palm up, trapping gun and Uke's forearm. Pull uke to floor, take gun with left hand.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.


Hibara Hazushi 3

Side Escape 3

Uki puts gun into Tori's left side, behind arm. At the proper moment with kiai, Tori brushes the gun off line with left arm, turn and perform Ryoeri Tori on hand and gun.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.

Variation: : As you brush the gun back with left arm, circle left hand below and around, then bring it in to make a hammerlock, as in Hon Gyaku Ni. Take gun with right.

Variation: Matthew M. at Camp Danzanryu-Jite Kune Do 5/20/2003: Tori clears gun barrel with arm, then turns in to Uke striking to head with elbow or fist. Tori traps gun wrist in crook of left elbow. Gun is removed in three steps: 1) Tori grabs barrel with right hand and rotates clockwise (muzzle to right) 2) Tori pushes gun away off trigger finger. Swing around to gun whip as we move away.


Hibara Hazushi 4

Side Escape 4

Uki puts gun into Tori's left side, in front of arm. At the proper moment with kiai, Tori brushes the gun off line with left arm, flows to katate tori on gun and hand.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.


Ushiro Hazushi Jodan

Reverse Escape Upper

Uki puts gun to back of Tori's head. Tori peeks back to see which hand gun is in, and leans back against the gun a little bit. At the proper moment with kiai, Tori pivots to right and toward Uki, sweeping right hand under and around Uki's arm trapping it against Tori's chest, blocking with left hand.

Log: Frances Starmack 1/2/2003: Learned name and art.


Ushiro Hazushi Gedan

Reverse Escape Lower

Uke puts gun to Tori's mid to lower back. Tori peeks a bit and pushes back, as with Ushiro Hazushi Jodan. With proper timing and kiai, Tori pivots to right, sweeping with right hand to Katate Tori.