|Toyama Ryu Batto Do|
Following the path of the Samurai
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Toyama Ryu Kata - Ippon Me (#1)
Ippon Me (一本目) Mea No Teki (前の敵)
#1 Enemy to the front
Stand with both feet even and the hands down at the sides and slightly forward. The knees should be slightly bent, the back straight, and the body relaxed. As the right foot comes forward, the right hand should move the grasp the tsuka (handle) and the left hand should move to the top of the saya. The katana should be loosened from the saya by pushing on the tsuba with the thumb of the left hand. At the end of the first step the katana should be about halfway from the saya. Step forward with the left foot while performing Batto Gyaku Kesa Giri (upward diagonal cut to the right made as the katana leaves the scabbard). Make sure to Saya Biki (draw scabbard from sword) and fully draw the katana before making the cut. Step forward with the right foot while stepping under the katana as it rotates to the rear. Hidari Kesa Giri (downward diagonal cut to the left) to the neck. Shuffle step forward as the katana is raised into Chudan no Kamae (middle guard with point of sword level with throat).
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