NAGINATA Monbushō Seitei Kata — Jū-ippon-me

By Baptiste Tavernier
Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014.

11本目 —  men no zangeki ni taishi makiotoshi kote no mengeki


From hassō attack and cut men.

⇒ From chūdan step back, perform a makiotoshi and cut kote. Immediately control the right side, rotate the ishizuki and strike men.


— This kata was studied from middle school, 3rd grade.

— “Control the right side” (migi ni seisuru): close the gap so no strike can come to your right side anymore.