Tsuba no giri

Tsuba no giri

A principle of Japanese swordplay. ( Tsuba = handguard | kiru = to cut )

During a Kendo seminar a Japanese Instructor was referring about problems with MA-AI, the correct distance between two involved fighters. Handed over reports from the war ages stated that the swordsman often missed the target by miscalculation. The cuts were executed too short.

As a solution he offered to aim with a feeling " trying to cut the opponent with the Tsuba". Following that principle one should hit with monu uchi matching the correct distance.

Mono uchi is the 3rd part of a Nihonto (the very sharp tip part of the Japanese Sword).

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