Kodachi

小太刀術 KODACHIJUTSU

According Wikipedia the 小太刀 Kodachi are from the early Kamakura period (1185–1333) and are in the shape of a tachi. Kodachi are mounted in tachi style but with a length of less than 60 cm. I’m not so sure about that? What has been taught in Bujinkan is that Kodachi and 脇差 Wakizashi (side inserted (sword)) is the same. When you wear the short sword together with the long sword in the belt it is called Shotō. When you carry the long sword mounted as a Tachi it is called Kodachi, also together with Yari or Naginata.

“The Kodachi has been neglected by most Budō-ka and masters since it was a weapon carried by the higher ranked officials.” – Hatsumi Sōke (March 2003).

九鬼神流小太刀術 KUKISHIN-RYŪ KODACHIJUTSU

三心之構 SANSHIN NO KAMAE

1. 青眼之構 SEIGAN NO KAMAE
2. 中青眼之構 NAKA-SEIGAN NO KAMAE
3. 音無之構 ŌTONASHI NO KAMAE

型 KATA

1. 飛鳥の剣 HICHŌ NO KEN
2. 獅子撃 SHISHI GEKI
3. 十字剣 JUJI-KEN