Uke nagashi OMOTE
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.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
3 Step forward with left foot, drawing the sword.
Step forward with right foot.
4 Step forward to the right with the right foot,
uke nagashi, parry on high level.
Chudan giri, cut to middle level in the direction of tori's original position.
5 Grip sword with both hands, while left foot goes to right foot, immediately followed by left foot taking half a step back, and
kesagiri, diagonal cut, stopping above uke's neck.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
7 Push left foot further back and lower the sword to gedan level, keeping it in a slightly diagonal track.
Chiburi migi, "shake off blood" to the right, by swinging the blade that way, then pulling it back to a position in front of body, sword grip to the left and sword point to the right.
Noto, sword back into scabbard, by first swinging it over. Step back to the starting position.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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