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Tachi Counter Parry

Reference: Tachi Parry Tsuki

Example 1, Tachi Counter Parry

This is a common technique that is used with many types of swords.

Movie of Tachi Counter Parry.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Raise Boken Fig. 3 Impact

  1. Fig. 1 shows Uke and Nage positioned so that their Boken do not quite touch.
  2. In Fig. 2 Uke's Boken is raised to strike Nage's Boken and knock it out of the way. Uke is exaggerating this for clarity.
  3. Fig. 3 shows the moment of impact when Uke's Boken hits Nage's Boken

    Fig. 4 Drop Tip Fig. 5 Raise Tip Fig. 6 Tsuki

  4. In Fig. 4 the tip of Nage's Boken dropped when it was struck rather than being knocked to the side. It is important not to do this too soon. If Uke misses Nage's Boken Uke will know the parry did not work and retreat.
  5. Fig. 5 shows Nage's Boken after the tip has naturally bounced back up to point at Uke's throat.
  6. Fig. 6 shows Nage's Tachi Tsuki to Uke's throat.

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