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Holding the sword

Practice gripping the sword according to the strike exercise as on the beneath animation. This exercice is Yonkyo.  
 
The sword is gripped strongly with the little finger of the left hand. The fourth finger of the left hand holds firmly also. The other figers of the left hand hold loosely. The right hand holds the sword in a loose manner. 
 
This exercice is Yonkyo