Tokoshin no Eiku
1 Stand in a casual Heiko Dachi (Shizen Hontai), Eiku is resting on left shoulder with the ridge down.
2 Bring heels together into Musubi Dachi, bow and upon rising, announce the kata: “Kata: Tokoshin no Eiku”, return to Heiko by turning heels out.
3 Reach up with right hand as your left tilts the Eiku off of the shoulder and grasp it as an oar, performing a “stroke” to the right rear (ridge faces rear).
4 Rushing into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi, use the ridge to block Jodan, then using the Kissaki, thrust Jodan, then thrust Chudan.
5 Pivoting 90° left on left foot (right foot moves), assume Migi Seisan, bring ridge of Eiku downward in a Gedan Barai (hands never change their relative positions on the Eiku during this kata, hand grasp-positions do change).
6 In same stance, chop Eiku Chudan, then thrust Kissaki Jodan.
7 Pivot 180° to the rear (front of kata line) on left foot (right foot moving) into another Migi Seisan, bring ridge of Eiku downward in Gedan Barai.
8 In same stance, chop Eiku Chudan, then thrust Kissaki Jodan.
9 Bring left foot back to kata line, facing forward, join right foot in Hidari Seisan Dachi and right-stroke (paddle at right hip) to rear, ridge facing rear.
10 Look back over right shoulder and momentarily bring left foot across the right in Kagi Dachi.
11 While in Kagi Dachi slowly raise the Eiku (ridge up) toward the rear of the kata line (this is a “reverse stroke”).
12 Now facing rear, advance into Migi Seisan, using Kissaki, thrust Jodan, thrust Chudan.
13 Pivot 180° (on right foot (do a Shotokai turn)) to front of kata line into Hidari Seisan Dachi and perform a rowing maneuver at the right hip.
14 Quickly shuffle forward in Hidari Seisan and, using the Eiku as a bo, block Gedan, block Chudan.
15 Advance into Hidari Seiunchin Dachi and, using the pole end of the Eiku, do a bo thrust to the front of the kata line (you are now standing sidways in Hidari Seiunchin Dachi).
16 Stepping into Kagi Dachi, reverse stroke forward, ridge up. Step into Migi Seisan Dachi. Suddenly look right 45°, shuffle Migi Seisan to 45° perform Kissaki thrust Jodan, then Chudan.
17 Turn head and look to the 45° left of the rear kata line.
18 Pivoting around on left foot, (right foot moves) into an attention stance (Heisoku Dachi) make a Jodan chop to the neck of the opponent, cutting off the head. You are now facing 45° to the right of the front kata line.
19 Turn left into the kata line in Hidari Seisan, step into Migi Neko Ashi Dachi.
20 Quickly drop Eiku down so that it “sticks into the sand” in front of the right foot.
21 Perform Mae Geri, using the instep, pushing the Eiku and sand upward toward opponents face.
22 Advance into Migi Seisan, Kissaki Jodan, Kissaki Chudan
23 Look to the right 45° angle and immediately go into Migi Heisoku Dachi with a chop of the Eiku blade to the neck of the opponent, cutting off the head.
24 Look to the corresponding left 45° angle and step into left Seisan Dachi holding the Eiku like a bo. Push bo block Gedan, then raise the bo so you can perform a Migi Mae Geri under it to opponent's mid section. Kiai
25 Returning the right foot to the rear (stay Hidari), pivot into Hidari Seisan Dachi facing front and reverse stroke to the front of the kata line, slowly.
26 Step backward into Hidari Kokutsu Dachi, bring Eiku behind right shoulder like a baseball bat (this is a Kamae).
27 Slowly bring the Eiku around to the left shoulder, onto the shoulder, assume Musubi Dachi with Eiku casually draped over the left shoulder.
28 Bow. End of kata.