Slovenia 2012 Santo Tonko no Kata
It was a very special seminar, that celebrated the 10th anniversary of Kacem visiting and teaching seminars in Slovenia, with the theme of Togakure-ryū (戸隠流) and Naginata (薙刀).
The Santo Tonko no Kata (鼠逃遁甲の型) was taught and explored through the technique of Migi Kata Ude Tonso no Kata (片腕遁走之型) . Kacem starts with the original version and touches briefly on the Tanren ( 鍛錬) and understanding the Rhythm of the movement. The densho version is then broken down into the concepts of Hachimonji no Kamae (八文字 ) and Take Ori (竹折 ) in progressions allowing for better learning and understanding of the technique more fully.
The section of Naginata started off with the practice of Kamae and briefly entered a section of teachning Kamae gata . From there the technique Zengo kiri/Do giri (前後霧/胴切) was shown in it's original form. Again Kacem broke down the one technique with a series of smaller techniques and a progression of techniques that emphasized each of the various Kamae. Once more this was a very nice way to teach and show the real possibility of the densho technique.