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.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
Step forward with left foot.
Step forward to the right with right foot, firmly grabbing the scabbard and
tsuba with left hand, and putting right hand palm on hilt.
Step forward with right foot,
chudan tsuki, thrust to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
Harai with tsuka, the hilt, in a semi-circular move from right to left, pushing uke's sword a bit to uke's right.
Turn body toward uke,
tsuka ate, strike at uke on chudan level with the hilt, and push uke backward.
Fall back one full step with right foot, when pushed by tori, and draw sword to
Draw sword by pulling scabbard back, put left hand palm on the back of the sword, near its point.
Step forward with right foot.
Step to forward right with right foot, left foot following, cutting
do, side cut on chudan level, with left hand helping to push the sword.
Chudan giri, cut to middle level.
Raise the sword to
jodan kamae, left foot stepping to right foot, body turning toward uke.
Men, cut to the head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Lower sword to
chudan kamae, middle guard.
Chiburi kaiten, "shake off blood" by spinning the sword around.
Put blade on left shoulder.
Noto, sword back into scabbard. Step back to the starting position.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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