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Tachi Shomen Kote

Reference: Tachi Shomen

Tachi Shomen Kote is a basic Japanese sword exercise and not unique to Aikido.

Movie of Tachi Shomen Kote.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Boken Raised Fig. 3 Cut

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start with Uke and Nage spaced so that their Boken do not quite touch.
  2. In Fig. 2 Uke and Nage have raised their Boken to cut.
  3. Fig. 3 shows Uke and Nage both striking. Nage has stepped to Nage's left and cut Uke's wrist because Uke's wrist is the nearest target. Uke's strike has missed Nage because of Nage's movement to the side.

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