Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
Starting with bokken in belt, facing uke, feet together.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
Step forward with left foot,
nuki tsuke, drawing the sword.
Step forward to the right with the right foot, cut one handed
do, horizontal cut on waist level, while uke's arms are still over the head.
Step forward with right foot.
Chudan giri, vertical cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
Lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head, and turn toward uke. Men, straight cut to the head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Lower sword to
chudan kamae, middle guard.
Chiburi chudan, "shake off blood" to the right on middle level.
Noto, sword back into scabbard. Step back to the starting position.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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