Seitei gata - Kesagiri 袈裟切り

By Yossi Sheriff
Seitei Gata - ZNKR sword kata
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Seitei gata - Kesagiri 袈裟切り
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Background of Kesagiri, fifth sword drawing kata

This Iaido kata is a Japanese sword drawing kata standardized by the Japanese Kendo federation in the late 20th century.

Description of Kesagiri, fifth sword drawing kata

  1. The swordsman stands straight (tachi-iai) and is confronted with an opponent that has his drawn sword overhead about to attack (dai-jodan no Kamae).
  2. The swordsman draws his sword before the anticipated attack and cuts his opponent diagonally from the opponents' right armpit to his left shoulder (kesa giri).
  3. The swordsman reverses the blade and cuts downward from opponents left shoulder to his right hip.
  4. The swords man steps back with his sword in ready position (hasso no Kamae) and shakes the blood of the blade (chiburi) while stepping back with his left foot.
  5. The swordsman sheaths his sword (noto).

Video of Kesagiri, fifth sword drawing kata

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