Uki gumo
  1. Face shyomen then turn left 90° and sit in tatehiza.

  2. As the opponent reaches over to grab your tsuka, hold your tsuka in your left hand and pull away by standing up with the left leg back and behind your body. Be clear that the opponent is coming from 45° to your right and not from shyomen.

  3. Keep both legs flexed. The left hand should pull the sword far left, down and away from the opponent. Your right knee/leg and upper body should lean toward the opponent to create a feeling of seme. Your right hand should be firmly pressing the top of your right thigh. The position of the tsuka should be slightly down.

  4. Cross your left foot over your right by bringing your hips and leg left forward. Your left heel should end up over and on the right side of your right foot.

  5. At the same time, circle your sword up and in front of your chest, then bring the tsuka down strongly to obi level on your far right side.

  6. Push the middle person away strongly as you draw your sword. During nukitsuke, the body makes a large circle left and sinks down as you cut strongly with the sword in naname, to the opponent’s neck/shoulder. Keep this circular turn continuous without stopping at any point. The sword should be almost level with the ground.

  7. At the same time as you cut, turn your left foot over and sink down, pushing your right shin against the left Achilles tendon area to give firm support. Be sure to push your right hip toward the opponent: remember that the koshi does the cutting, not the hand! Keep low and twist your left hip.

  8. The cut must be naname with the right buttock toward the opponent, the left foot pointing toward the opponent, and the sword almost flat.

  9. Straighten the left foot, put your left hand on the center of the mune and push down strongly with both hands as you sink to your right knee. Move the right foot back and to the left. The kissaki should remain slightly up.

  10. Bring your right hand and the tsuka sharply up to a level position and push the sword, with the hara, left into the top shoulder/neck of the opponent, thereby unbalancing them.

  11. Pull the opponent down with the kensen as you slide your hara and body back and, at the same time, bring your tsuka slightly up. The sword should slide slightly through the fingers. This movement should bring the opponent down. During these movements, it is okay to slide the body slightly back. The right arm from shoulder to elbow ends up almost level with the ground, with the right elbow lightly stretched like a bow and relaxed. The kissaki is in front of the middle of your body.

  12. Pull the opponent down with the kensen as you slide your hara and body back and, at the same time, bring your tsuka slightly up. The sword should slide slightly through the fingers. This movement should bring the opponent down. During these movements, it is okay to slide the body slightly back. The right arm from shoulder to elbow ends up almost level with the ground, with the right elbow lightly stretched like a bow and relaxed. The kissaki is in front of the middle of your body.

  13. Move the left foot over slightly to the right and back.

  14. Bring the sword directly overhead and slide the left hand close to the right hand on the tsuka. The foot and sword movement should go together.
  15. Shift your left foot/leg slightly right.
  16. Kirioroshi, being sure to cut the opponent in the middle of their body, at the lower end of the spine, ending with the kensen slightly down. The outside of the right forearm should be pressing against the outside of the left thigh. Bring the hara down on the cut but do not bend over.
  17. Yoko chiburui widely and noto.
  18. Shift your left knee back naturally and stand up facing opponent.

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