Bluegrass Martial Arts 

Drills

Outline For Academy Class Instruction

Formal Salutation

1) with feet together, left hand reach upward and right hand points the sword downward (Invitation for the Instruction you will receive)

2) raise the sword vertically to your forehead, and bring your left hand palm up to your heart (signaling the instruction is to be impressed upon your mind)

3) lower the sword to rest in your open left hand in front of your heart (this knowledge will be cherished in your heart)

4) right step back bowing forward, left open hand palm facing up rests at the heart, right rises the blade in front of the forehead (bowing in respect to your training partner)

5) left hand reach forward, right point blade downward to right side (offering the hand of friendship instead of war)

6) right step forward, feet together, left hand open palm up returns to the heart, right forearm crosses the forehead pointing the blade downward vertically to the left side (if the hand of friendship be refused you stand ready, a warrior with wisdom)

7) left step back leaning back, pull left arm back bending vertically at the elbow, right hold the blade back above the bend of the elbow (preferring the path of peace, it is not your wish to battle)

8) pivot forward shifting weight onto right foot and bending the right knee, left arm raise above your head palm up, right point blade forward to the ground (if you are forced to fight you do so realizing it may cost you your life)

9) left step forward, feet together, right circle the sword to cut downward and outward diagonally (your spirit cannot be destroyed, even if you are killed. It is unconquerable)

Wave Drill Warm Ups

Using the longest available space of dimension cross the room back and forth pairing footwork steps with basics

Shii Cho right advance Moon Sai Mok, Moon Shii Cho left advance Sun Sai Mok

Shii Cho right advance Moon Sweep Mok, Moon Shii Cho left advance Sun Sweep Mok

Makashi Kessel Run advance Moon Shien, Kessel Run Sun Shien, Lunge Shiak

Left side Makashi Kessel Run advance Moon Shien, Kessel Run Sun Shien, Lunge Shiak

Krenth left Hut Slide advance into Djem So, right Hut Slide Sai

Krenth left Hut Ataru advance into Djem So, right Hut Ataru Sai (Falling Leaf)

Xesh Cresh step Cronosphere Shiak Orbital

Ataru Xesh Tallon Roll advance

Ataru Xesh Tallon Roll advance, Jung Trill Tallon Roll

Shiim Cutting

From Soresu right retreat to Djem So, right advance Sai Shiim

From Soresu right retreat to Djem So, right advance Moon Sai Mok Shiim

From Soresu right retreat to Djem So, left Kessel Run advance Sun Sai Mok Shiim

Soresu Blaster Cortay Orbital

 Shii Cho Jar

Cycle through each Jar of Shii Cho each week and through the course of a year you will complete all 12 of them 4 times

 Depending on the theme of the year take one of the Jars, Sequences, Velocities, Djems, or Dulons from that system (Shii Cho will never be a theme)


Bluegrass Martial Arts

2506 Plantside Dr, Louisville, KY 40299

(502) 499-4050