Starting position. Tori at right, uke at left - for reasons of visibility - but in the text below, tori moves are in left column, uke in right.
1 Starting with bokken in belt, uke on forward right.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, tori on forward left.
2 Step forward with right foot, into front of uke.
3 Turn right foot and body toward uke, step with left foot forward,
nuki tsuke draw. Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
4 Slide further forward and to the left with the left foot, cut one handed
do, side cut on waist level, body twisting sideways and sword continuing to a horizontal position near the body. Step forward with right foot,
chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's previous position.
5 Swing the sword around in a vertical circle up to
jodan kamae. Turn body to uke, right foot to left foot.
6 Immediately after
jodan kamae, right foot half step back and men, straight cut to the head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
8 Slide right foot back, lower sword to
gedan. Left foot full step back.
9 Reverse right hand grip on the sword, flip the sword around,
chiburi gedan, "shake off blood" downward.
Noto, sword back into scabbard. Step back to the starting position.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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