By Baptiste Tavernier
Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014.
3本目 — kote no zangeki ni taishi nuki hidari-men zangeki
From chūdan attack and cut kote.
⇒ From waki step back diagonally to avoid the kote cut, and cut to hidari-men.
— This kata was studied from middle school, 1st grade.
— Here, the final men cut is performed from waki, but it is not a shōmen strike. This is a soku-men cut (to the left) and thus, the back hand should rest in front of the solar plexus at the end of the strike.