NAGINATA Monbushō Seitei Kata — Roppon-me

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

6本目 — sune no zangeki ni taishi ōjikaeshi sune zangeki


From hassō attack and cut sune.

⇒ From hidari-chūdan step back and block the sune cut in hidari-gedan posture. Then perform an ōjikaeshi rotating to the right in order to cut sune.


— This kata was studied from middle school, 2nd grade.

ōjikaeshi refers to a block followed immediately by a counter strike. It also implies the idea of an uke-nagashi; therefore, in this pattern, the defender should use the momentum given by the sune strike in order to perform his ōjikaeshi-sune.