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Old 12-01-2010, 07:49 PM   #63
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: YouTube: Golden Center Sword

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Dear Graham,
Maybe I can offer an explanation about the sword blade being down?Usually in Iaido the cutting edge of the sword [in the saya]is uppermost[ie the curvature of the sword is curved edge above ].In order to change the angle of cut [say Kesa Giri ] using the left hand on the saya you turn the saya to the appropriate angle in order to initiate the correct cutting motion.In your case the saya[ at rest as it were ]is curved edge down over.Just a minor point but an important one.
Hope this helps. Joe.
Hi Joe,
Thank you for that.That makes perfect sense. G.
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