“Free Wielding Sword” (Bokken Kata 2) – Aikido Yuishinkai

In the below video Master Koretoshi Maruyama, Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai, gives a demonstration of one of the three major bokken katas practised in Aikido Yuishinkai  – “Free Wielding Sword” (Bokken Kata 2).  For further detail on key aspects of the kata see videos in the “Detailed Notes” below.



  • Overview of kata


  • The first four cuts


  • Kyu and ju cuts


  • Ju san and ju hachi cuts


  • Ju roku cut 


All the best

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo


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