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Old 05-26-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Sui hei vs. do giri

Fello Aikiwebers,

I am trying to figure out what the difference is between a sui hei (spelling?) cut and do giri but am having trouble doing so via Google. Does anyone know?

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:35 AM   #2
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Re: Sui hei vs. do giri

"Suihei" simply means "level, horizontal", while "do(u)-giri" means "a cut to the torso". One could, in theory, have any kind of suihei cut, from eye level to ankle level. By the same token, a cut to the torso doesn't need to be perfectly flat and horizontal, although that will vary by style and technique.

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Old 05-26-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: Sui hei vs. do giri

Nice, thanks for the clarification!

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