The shobu no kata in this thread is created by Mr. Uchida. Ryohei Uchida was, amongst other things, a budoka. Kyushin-ryu jujutsu if I am not mistaken, Shindo Muso-ryu jojutsu, Kodokan judo and the one who created the Uchida-ryu tanjojutsu (self-defense techniques with a Western walking-stick). Besides that he created a kata to practise judo as a fighting art. The Uchida-shi Shobu no kata. It is my sincere hope that NBK will join us here to shine his light on this formidably interesting subject and finish his translation he started two years ago on another forum.