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.
Starting with bokken in belt, facing uke.
migi no waki, side guard with sword drawn and held at right side.
Big step forward, lifting sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
Step to the left with left foot, start
nuki tsuke, the draw, slightly upward.
Chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
Right foot to left foot, twist body to the left.
Kote, cut uke's right wrist at chudan level.
Twist body toward uke, start lifting the sword toward
jodan kamae, right foot forward to left side of uke.
Lift sword to
, right foot backing to left foot.
Left foot to right foot, turn body toward uke.
Cut in the direction of tori's previous position.
Yokomen, cut to the left side of uke's head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Swing sword out to right side, at shoulder height, backing one step with right foot.
Step back with left foot,
chiburi jodan, "shake off blood" by swinging sword around in front of body.
Noto, sword back into scabbard. Step back to the starting position.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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