Seitei gata - Mae 前

By Yossi Sheriff
Seitei Gata - ZNKR sword kata
Seitei gata - Mae 前
Seitei gata - Ushiro 後ろ
Seitei gata - Ukenagashi 受け流し
Seitei gata - Tsuka-ate 柄当て
Seitei gata - Kesagiri 袈裟切り
Seitei gata - Morote-tsuki 諸手突き
Seitei gata - Sanpō-giri 三方切り
Seitei gata - Ganmen-ate 顔面当て
Seitei gata - Soete-zuki 添え手突き
Seitei gata - Shihō-giri 四方切り
Seitei gata - Sō-giri 総切り
Seitei gata - Nukiuchi 抜き打ち

Background of Mae, first 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 Mae, first sword drawing kata

  1. The first kata starts with a sitting posture called seiza.
  2. The swordsman draws the sword with sayabiki (pull back of the scabbard) and cuts with a horizontal strike to the head of his attacker;
  3. Then, after moving forward, cuts the head or chest from above (kirioroshi) in a straight downward cut.
  4. After cutting, the swordsman shakes the blood of the blade (o-chiburi, the left hand on the hip). while getting up from a half kneeling position.
  5. Then the sword is inserted back (noto) into the scabbard (saya) in a controlled and accurate way, The knee touches the floor when the katana is in the saya.

Video of Mae, first sword drawing kata

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Yossi Lurie is a proficient martial arts and Iai instructor who volunteered his tutorials for this martial arts wiki.