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1rst variation of the 2nd Kumitachi

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

Kamae
Kamae


2
Raise the ken up over
the head
Raise the ken up over
the head

3

Block the strike
(Hito e Mi)
Strike at Uke's foot
4

5

Take a large step forward  
with the left foot.
Control your opponent's
wrist

Thrust at Uke's chest 

Uketachi Uchitachi
4

5
Flow with the opponent's
thrust and turn to his side.
Point your Ken at his throat.
Thrust from below.

6

7

8

9
Grasp the back of the
opponent's  right hand with
your left. Close the 
grip from the little finger. 
Stepback with the left foot and 
turn the body.