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Waki sune legit? Stong case videoPage Title Module
I didn't think this video would get attention by anyone outside the dozen or so people that get together to kill some melons in the most amateurish way possible, certainly not get into a Kendo forum's discussion. Care to explain the concept of Waki Sune to a complete amateur with a sharp object?
While it's not an excuse for the total lack of form (even in the follow up, which was far more successful, the foot landed well after the blade, and the grip was so wide as to make the weapon's length irrelevant, and, stylistically, the shirt was too small) I would like to point out that this was mainly done to make use of some bad materials and test the stand - the tatami in question was half height and diameter compared to the standard, and the method mounting it to the stand was beyond inadequate, or it wouldn't have gone gleefully flying.
Looking at it closer (sheesh, I should have kept the color) it looks like when the blade strikes the tatami it is aligned to the cutting plane, but it is still generally travelling a curve, first up, then down, due to poor footwork and shifting the shoulders higher. The tatami is still cut past the center, and is lifted entirely off the bamboo dowel that was being used to stabilize it.