Aikibatto 8


Kote JODAN

JODAN



JODAN

Kote   JODAN

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  CHUDAN - start.
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, facing uke.
Starting in migi no waki, side guard with sword drawn and held at right side.
2
JODAN - nuki tsuke.
Big step forward, lifting sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step to the right with right foot, left foot follows.
Draw sword and cut kote, uke's left wrist, from below, at jodan level.

JODAN - kote.
Start cutting move in the direction of tori's original position, but stop at left wrist's contact with tori's sword.
JODAN - kote.
4
Let sword slide past uke's wrist, to a high position.
Continue the cutting move.
5
Flip the sword around in the high position, so that the edge points at uke.
Yokomen, cut to the left side of uke's head, with half a step back with left foot.
JODAN - cut through.
JODAN - turn sword.
JODAN - yokomen.
6
 
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
7
Swing sword out to right side, at shoulder height, backing one step with right foot.
JODAN - chiburi, step back.
8
Step back with left foot, chiburi jodan, "shake off blood" by swinging sword around in front of body.
JODAN - chiburi.
JODAN - chiburi.
9
Noto, sword back into scabbard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
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