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Third sword partner practice

Partner practice N°3 

When your opponent strikes, rotate the hips and slide the body out of the line of attack (or step forward). As the opponent lifts his sword to strike again, step forward blending with his Ki flow. This is the secret of " Tachidori" , or sword taking, and the basis of "Otonashi-no-ken" the sword with no sound.