Aiki Toho Iaido

Background

Philosophy

Aiki Toho Iaido has been described as "Iaido using the sword methodology of harmony with energyā€¯. It is intended to teach the relationships between the sword and unarmed techniques of aikido.

Personalities

History

Techniques

The 15 Toho of Nishio Sensei

As listed by Philip Greenwood as Aiki Toho Iaido Basic Forms

Shohatto [Maigiri]

Beginning sword. This kata has no direct aikido relationship

Ukenagashi

Flowing block. Aihamni ikkyo omote.

Ushirogiri

Rear cut

Zengogiri

Front and rear cut

Sayugiri

right and left cut

Tsukaosae

Handle control

Tekubiosae

Wrist control

Kawashitsuki

Evade thrust

Tsukekomi

Exploit

Tsume

Packing or stuffing

Sanpogiri

Three direction cut

Shihogiri

Four direction cut

Nukiawaza

Matching draw

Todome

Finishing blow

[Tomoe] Suemonogiri

Ending test cut. This kata has no direct aikido relationship

Additional Level 1 Techniques

Ukenagashi Ura

Ushirogiri

Zengogiri Ura

Kawashi Tsuki

https://nishikazeaikido.vhx.tv/videos/kawashi-tsuki-ah-sankyo-ura-toho-8-l1

Tsuka osae

Tekubi osae

Tsume

Sanpogiri hidari

Todome

https://nishikazeaikido.vhx.tv/videos/todome-gyakuhanmi-yonkyo-l1

Additional Level 2 Techniques

ikkyu omote

Grading and Testing

As set out by Philip Greenwood Sensei here

References