Ryo zume
  1. Face shyomen and sit in tatehiza.

  2. As you begin to rise into a ready position, draw the sword out and almost straight up, close to your body. Be sure to make a circular movement as you draw then position the sword directly in the front/middle of your body. Hold this kamae.

  3. Thrust forward strongly to the opponent’s suigetsu and bend forward as you do so. Do not stamp your foot.

  4. Withdraw the sword after the thrust and sliding the left knee slightly forward. Bring the sword to a level position. Hold this kamae.

  5. Move the right foot forward and kirioroshi.

  6. Yoko chiburui forward of your right knee with the koshi and hara pushing forward and down. The reason for this is that this kata’s riai is that the situation takes place in a narrow area. The motion of the right hand and sword is an up and down one with a slight push forward.

  7. Bring the sword up in a big circle slowly to noto, making sure to keep the sword close to your body.

  8. Bring the sword up in a big circle slowly to noto, making sure to keep the sword close to your body.

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