Seitei gata - Sanpō-giri 三方切り

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 Sanpo-giri, seventh 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 Sanpo-giri, seventh sword drawing kata

The seventh seitei gata stats with the swordsman confronted with three opponents. The swordsman intimidates the frontal opponent with ki, turns and cuts the right opponent with a downward overhead cut, turns and cuts the opponent to the left with downward overhead cut and then using a full step with the right leg finishes the frontal opponent with the same downward overhead cut of the sword. The swordsman steps back with his right leg to observe the scene with concentration (Zan shin) doing a Daijodan no Kamae. The swordsman shakes the blood of the blade while taking the left leg back (chiburi). The swordsman then sheaths the sword (noto).

Video of Mae, Sanpo-giri, seventh sword drawing kata

The knowledge and expertise of the article and the media content in it are the courtesy of Mr. Yossi Lurie, one of the first AKBAN-wiki contributors
Yossi Lurie is a proficient martial arts and Iai instructor who volunteered his tutorials for this martial arts wiki.

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