Takizawa sensei's explanation of kiriotoshi



This video was taken from Takizawa sensei's recent visit. He demonstrates a technique called kiriotoshi This technique is the specialty of the Itto Ryu, which is an old style of Japanese swordsmanship that had a large influence on Kendo. The aim is to cut through you opponent's attack and steal the centre line from them, while they cut you. It is a very difficult and subtle technique. Watching how easy T sensei makes it look might inspire you to give it a try.

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