NAGINATA Monbushō Seitei Kata — Nihon-me

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

2本目 — sune no zangeki ni taishi nuki men zangeki


⇒ From hassō step back to avoid the sune cut, and cut to men.


— This kata was studied from primary school, 6th grade.

— Even if the final men cut is performed from hassō, it is not a soku-men in this case but a shōmen. Therefore, the back hand rests below the abdomen at the end of the strike.