Notes Jan 31, 1988 Ohmi Sensei – Kim Taylor, Renshi, CI Sei Do Kai Guelph ON, Nanadan Iaido Renshi and Roukudan Jodo Renshi

Mae Jikiden
-Nuki Tsuke higher, across the throat
-hands come up together so they come on left right
-transfer to kiri tsuke should be more vigorous
-make chiburi be more smooth, and wider

Migi/Hidari
-hands start to move, then rising as grasping

Ushiro
-all the previous, don’t lean forward, move from the hara not the shoulders

Yae Gake
-Nuki Tsuke to standing, come forward under the blade, then up
-Sei and Do
-for the block, make a full draw then snap down (depress the wrist), block wide and then come back to a position outside the foot if necessary
-move down and under the blade for the final cut but don’t bob your head down then up again

Uke Nagashi
-push out the block, sword on a good angle to shed the cut
-the cut is not shomen but not kesa either
-cut from the jodan position, don’t cant the blade over
-you are cutting down on the neck

Tsuke Komi
-push forward for protection of the head, even though no contact
-first cut to the throat only, then second cut through to the groin
-Big jodan, make yourself big (throw away your life, determine on Ai Uchi)
-chiburi, don’t go all the way right, slide down half the blade again or do the noto without assistance to turn over (lift) the blade.

Tsuki Kage
-Turn until the kashira is pointing to the right hip of the attacker (not left, ie I turn too much)
-Draw and swing the sword in an arc to the left and through the wrists. Reach forward to cut.
-Left foot back, not the right foot.
-stay very low on the nuki tsuke
-in general, standing cuts go down to horizontal

Oi Kaze
-not walking, not sliding, just skim along just barely touching the floor
-do this with hara. Shouders first, then feet, then hips, then finally hara, these are the stages of practice

Chuden

Yokogumo
-grasp hilt first, then rise and cut as per Mae, R foot forward

2. Grasp first then rise and block as per Yae Gaki, left foot slides back

3. Grasp, rise, cut wrists as per Tsuke Komi left foot back but hara forward

4. Remember there is one person between you and the attacker
-move up and back with the left foot (sideways)
-step and push the middle person forward, out of the way
-left foot on outside edge to the little toe down on the floor
-draw then lay the sword on the far man’s shoulder (top and back because he’s leaning forward), this is the nuki tsuke
-when you place the sword here, theleft foot rolls to the back (over on top of the foot) and the hips down
-reach out to hit the attacker (this is a different distance to the Shinden version)
-turn to forward, left hand on mune
-pull the attacker to your right rear direction, right foot straight back and down on the knee, lined up 45 degrees to the front
-right arm is parallel to the floor, therefore fairly shallow angle of the blade (not 90 degrees to the floor)
-flip so that the blade is parallel to the forward direction (not like shinden)
-move the left foot to pin the sleeve and cut outside of your left knee, wrists past the knee
-get up facing 45 degrees right of forward.

——-notes 9

Kim Taylor

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