Is the art of drawing the sword from its scabbard (Nukituke)
Killing an opponent with one stroke of sword.(Kirituke)
Flipping blood from the blade(chiburi)
and returning the sword to its scabbard.(Noto)
Sword practice includes bowing ,drawing, parrying, cutting, andreturning the sword to thescabbard.
The first step in leaning Iaido is to practices bowing,holding andmoving the unsharpend longsword (iaito).
standing, stepping, shaffiling and pivoting.
The next step is traditional forms,known as" Kata".
Each form teaches principles about how to handle the swordcorrectry.
Many of the forme listed in the following training schedule arehundreds of years old.
Many of peaple have practice these forms through the centuries.
Iaido holds a grate tradition.
Sword were primary weapons of the ancient. Samurai (Japanesewarrior class).
Traning begins by leaning the cord of the Samurai (bushido)
and swoed etiquette (reisiki). Reishiki includes knowing how to bow(rei) in order to showrespect to the art.
Basic Toyama-ryu Iaido Forms.
Kiso-iai styles practice it as the "cutting style of sixth".
You drawing the sword (iaito or katana) from its scabbard and holdyour swordinbothhandswith the butt of the swordhandle (tsukagasira)even with your waistandone fistaway fromyour body.(chudann-no-kamae).
Point the sword tip of the blade (kissaki) at an imagenary opponentthrort.
Each direction 3 steps forword and you can attack it
Ippon-me(first attack) makkou-giri
The first attack is vertically cutting up to down (makkou-giri).
Raise your sword sbouve your head as you step forword with yourright footandcutstraightdown the katana.
Nihon-me(2nd attack) morote-tuki
The second attack is the twe-handed thrust (mrote-tuki).
Assume a chudan-no-kamae position. Shuffle your feet forword andlife thehandletothemiddle of your chest.
Countinue to move forword and thrust your sword at your imagingopponent's throat.
Sanbon-me(3rd attack) migi-kesagiri
The third attack is to cut down from upper right side to left.(migi-kesagiri)
Step foword with your right foot as your raise the katana.
Yonhon-me(4th attack) hidari-kesagiri
The fourth attack is to cut down across from upper left side to right(hidari-kesagiri)
Step forword with your left foot as your raise the katana sboube yourheadattheright sideand slash the blede diagonally down to your leftside.
Gohon-me(5th attack) suriage & hidari-kesagiri
The fifth attack is two handed thrust by opponent.
You step back and ward off ann opponent sword by your sword-side.Then ,tocutdwonacrossfrom upper left side to right(migi-kesa-giri)
Roppone-me(6th attack) suriotosi, makkou-giri
The sixth attack were two.
First attack is brak down an opponent sword.
And second attack is vertically cutting up to down (makkou-giri).
After each attcked, taking five short steps backward from the left leg.
And chiburi, noto.
These eight attacks are all two actions.
1st attack is drawing the sword from it's scabbard. (nukituke),
2nd attack is killing as opponent with one stroke of the sword.(kirituke)
Ippon-me:Attack to your front.
The 1st attack is cut up across from lower left to upper right withone hand.(gyakukesa-giri)and 2nd attack is vertically cutting up todown (makkou-giri)withbothhands.
Nihon-me: Attack to you right.
The 1st attack is cut horizontally from the left sidd with one hand.(suihei-giri)Drawyoursword to your left side Swing the sword inaholizontal salshing actionfromleft toright.Twistyour hip into thecutting motion. 2nd attack is makkou-giri withbothhand,too.
Sanbon-me: Attack to you left.
The 1st attack is one-handed thrust (katate-tsuke) to you left side.And 2ndattackiswardoff with one hand. And, cutting from upper rightside to left.(migi-kesa-giri)
Yonnhon-me: Attack to you back.
The 1st attack is turn round clockwise. Drawing a sword and cutdownacrossfromupper leftside to right with one hand. (hidari-kesa-giri) and 2nd attack ismakkou-giriwith both hands.
Gohon-me: Attack to your forword.
The 1st attack is vertically cutting up to down (makkou-giri) withboth hands.and2ndattack isboth handed thrust. (morote-tuki)
Roppon-me: Attack to your back and forward
In case of suddenly attack by the back opponent as facing theforward opponent.
Word off (ukenagasi) the attack from back opponent and cut downfromupperrightside to left.(migi-kesa-giri), soon, turning roundcounterclockwise at no step.Andcutdown makkou-giriwith bothhands. When the finish makkou-giri, left footisforwardposition. then,step right footforward. and chuudan-no-kamae.
Nanahonn-me: Attack to you left, right and forward.
The 1st attack is cutting down to the right opponent by hidari-kesa-giri with one hand.Andturning round counterclockwise 1nd attack tothe left opponent cuttingdownbymigi-kesa-giriwith both hand. and3rd attack for forward oponent to two-handedthrust (morote-tuki).Assume a Jyodan-no-kamae and chudan-no-kamae.
Hachihonn-me:Attack to your forward
The five consecutive attacks to you forward opponent.
1st attack is migi-kesa-giri, and 2nd attack is hidari-kesa-giri and3rd attack is hidari-kesa-giri, and 4th attack is migi-kesa-gake and5th attack is makkou-giri.
Happo-nuki is Toyama-Ryu Iaido practice styles is as the "cuttingstyle of eight direction".
Ippon-me: Attack to you front.
The first attack is cut up across from lower left to upper right withone hand. (gyaku-kesa-giri)
Nihon-me: Attack to your right
the second attack is cut horizontally from the left side with one hand.(suihei-giri) Draw yoursword to you left side Swing the sword in aholizontal slashing action from left to right. Twistyour hip into thecutting motion.
Sanbon-me: Attack to your left.
The third attack is one-handed thrust (katate-tusuki) to you left side.
Yonhon-me:Attack to your back.
The fourth attack is turn round clockwise. Drawing a sword and cutdown across from upperleft sight to right (hidari-kesa-giri) with onehand.
Gohon-me: Attack to your forword.
The fifth attack is vertically cutting up to down.(makkou-giri) withboth hands.
Roppon-me: Attacl to your left
The sixth attack to the left opponent cutting down by migi-kesa-giriwith both hands.
Nanahon-me: Attack to your right.
The seventh attack is cutting down to the right opponent by hidari-kesa-gake with bothhands.
Hachihonn-me: Attack to your back
The eightth attack to the word off (ukenagasi) the attack from backopponent and cut downfrom upper right side to left. (migik-kesa-giri).