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#113481 - 12/06/04 08:16 PM Iai; art of drawing a sword
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i think that drawing sword with left foot at the fornt will produce a stronger slash than those who use right-foot drawing styles.

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#113482 - 12/06/04 11:24 PM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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Good for you. Now please explain.

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#113483 - 12/07/04 01:12 PM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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Mitsurugi is that japanse dude of of soul caliber u need to be more creative...

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#113484 - 12/07/04 01:55 PM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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Actually, Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu is a fictional school used by the character Kenshin Himura in the Japanese animation, Rurouni Kenshin, a.k.a. Samurai X. The technique in question is known as the Amakekeru Ryu no Hirameki, which was used by drawing a sakabatou (reverse blade sword) from the sheath while stepping forward with the left foot and using the torque of the body to slash diagonally up at tremendous speed. Although I'm not adept in Asian sword techniques, I don't believe there is much validity in the fact that stepping with the left-foot is the best maneuver. If you try it, you'll find it's a bit awkward. Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong.

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#113485 - 12/07/04 02:58 PM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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And yes, I do realize the sakabatou is also fictional. ^_^

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#113486 - 12/08/04 08:05 AM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by hiten_mitsurugi_ryu:
i think that drawing sword with left foot at the fornt will produce a stronger slash than those who use right-foot drawing styles.[/QUOTE]

Stepping forward with your left foot throw off your balance while drawing your blade.

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#113487 - 12/08/04 08:42 AM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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Don't be too quick to draw conclusions. There are koryu which draw with the left foot forward. MJER practitioners can draw with either foot forward without losing their balance.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu practitioners can do pretty much whatever they want since they aren't bound by the laws of physics.

[This message has been edited by Charles Mahan (edited 12-08-2004).]

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#113488 - 12/08/04 12:26 PM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Charles Mahan:
Don't be too quick to draw conclusions. There are koryu which draw with the left foot forward. MJER practitioners can draw with either foot forward without losing their balance.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu practitioners can do pretty much whatever they want since they aren't bound by the laws of physics.

[This message has been edited by Charles Mahan (edited 12-08-2004).]
[/QUOTE]

Not a conclusion just an observation.

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#113489 - 12/10/04 10:17 AM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by schanne:
Not a conclusion just an observation.[/QUOTE]
More like speculation.

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#113490 - 12/10/04 11:17 AM Re: Iai; art of drawing a sword
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Walter Wong:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by schanne:
Not a conclusion just an observation.[/QUOTE]
More like speculation.
[/QUOTE]

Mr Wong, the only reason that I state that it might be a balance problem is physics. If your left leg is up and nukitsuke is preformed wouldn't the momentom from this have a tendency for someone to lean to the right a bit off balance vs. thier right leg up for support? Don't want to get detailish but that is the only reason that I stated the balance thing. Even last night I tried it a few times on both legs and "for me" having my right leg up just felt right. So why do you think the right leg is up vs. the left. The Iaido style that I practice is Muso Shinden Ryu.

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