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11950495 Basics of Japanese Swordsmanship

11950495 Basics of Japanese Swordsmanship

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 Basic of JapaneseswordsmanshipCompiled byPipercub
 
Basics of Japanese swordsmanship
How to swing a sword 
 
How to swing a sword has much difference by the school. Here, the general techniqueaccepted by most schools is explained. However, by the text, it cannot tell for details.Therefore, detailed explanation may be added the future. A picture is a near figure.Therefore, although there may also be an unclear portion at an angle of a picture etc.,please understand it. The best method of knowing how you handle a sword is that youhave the teacher of iaido teach directly.
 
Beginners 
 
The exact orbit of a sword is called Hasuji. Abeginner has to do first training which makesHasuji exact rather than swings quickly. If Hasujiis right, sound can be heard from the sword withwhich Hi is carved. Hi is a long and slender groovein a blade. The function of Hi is as follows. It makes weight of a sword light, and, itmakes a sword hard to turn at, moreover, it softens the shock of a sword. At first, youshould practice using the imitation sword with which Hi is carved.
 
Attention
 
Check whether "mekugi" doesn't become loose before swinging a sword.When "mekugi" becomes loose, a sword body may comes out of tsuka.Don't turn the edge of a sword to people by any means.It is very dangerous to turn the edge of the sword to the person.Be careful not to hurt yourself and others when handling a sword.
 
 
How to grip a sword
First, avoid fuchigane of the hilt and grip lightly with your right hand. And leave a lefthand from the right hand about 4cm (It varies according to the length of the hilt.), andgrip a hilt. Then, tighten a little finger and a third finger strongly, then tighten the middlefinger lightly. And float a thumb and a forefinger a little. It's the same in both hands.At this time, looseness must not be in the hand. But, don't grip a hilt with all yourstrength. When a hilt is gripped with all your strength, a sword is fixed. Then, you cannotswing a sword satisfactorily.
 
Distribution of the power of a right hand and a left hand is about 4(the right) : 6(the left).Bend an elbow a little, and remove the power of the shoulder a little. And tighten botharmpits lightly. Then, space between the hilt head and the navel is about one fist.

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