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Konjaku Kioi Dojo
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St Petersburg FL 33709
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Fundamentals (Kihon) 基本

Sheathing (Chiburi / Nōtō) 血振り /納刀

Chiburi (flinging blood from the blade) and Nōtō (sheathing the sword) must be performed while keeping focusing attention on one's surroundings.  This must be done with focus and control.

  • Start in Seigan no Kamae (standard guard stance)
  • While performing the Chiburi, the left hand is simultaneously dropped to the saya under the obi.
  • The kissaki is rotated counter-clockwise until horizontal and a sharp cutting motion is made to the right.  This motion is intended to shake and blood or debris from the blade.
  • The kissaki should end directly in front of the right knee at a height of mid thigh.
  • The katana and right arm should be at the same angle.
  • The right arm should be bent slightly.
  • The left hand is slid up the saya making sure the kurikata (sageo hook on saya) is outward.
  • The left hand grasps saya a finger width above the koiguchi (saya mouth).
  • The katana is brought up to a horizontal position and rotated around the body.
  • The blade should be edge up when it is placed on the left hand near the tsuba.
  • The tsuka (handle) is pushed forward sliding the mune (back of blade) on the left hand.
  • The saya should be pulled back with the left hand while the right hand pushes the katana forward.
  • The saya is rotated to match the blade when the kissaki (sword tip) reaches the koiguchi (saya mouth).
  • The blade should be slid into the saya on the mune without scraping the sides of the saya.
  • When 3 to 4 inches left of blade, the left foot should come up at the same time to finish together.
  • The thumb of the left hand is used to hold the tsuba to keep the katana secure.
  • The right hand should check the integrity of the tsuka by moving to the kashira (pommel cap).

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