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.
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.
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.