Oh, so, the Judo type hold is called Kumiuchi? And this is a close-range tactic designed to tie up the swordsman so he cannot draw his sword? Thanks for the info Nimravus.Nimravus said:To the best of my knowledge, Shinden Fudo ryu practitioners carried quite large swords.
Kumiuchi holds are designed to prevent people from drawing their swords, among other things.
One thing that puzzles me, SFR as shown in Hatsumi sensei & tanemura sensei's videos contains a wide range of ukemi including flips and somersaults. Wouldn't it be ackward to do such acrobatics while carrying two swords?