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1st variation of the 1st Kumitachi

ken Variation
Body variation
Compare with the sword techniques and the body movements during practice.
Uke Tori
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Grasp your opponent's Ken.
 
Raise your hand as if lifting 
your own Ken and strike 
down.
                   
Uke Tori
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Withdraw one foot while 
striking 

Raise the Ken above
the head

Cut up across the abdomen
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Control the opponent's wrist
Uchi Komi