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2nd variation of the 1st Kumitachi

ken Variation
Body variation
Compare with the sword techniques and the body movements during practice.
Uke Tori
1

2

3

4

 
Withdraw one foot while 
striking 





Cut up from below.
5

6


Step back with the right foot, 
defend.
Uchi Komi


7

8



 Advance the right foot forward  
and control your opponent's wrist. 

Prepare to strike with
another Uchi Komi.
Uke
1

7
Raise your hand when the 
opponent raises his Ken.

Grasp his ken when he strike down
8 Control his elbow, and raise your 
hand.
9

10

11

 
After throwing the opponent 
point his own Ken at him