The Way of Harmony in Existence
The iai is practiced in the form of kata composed of four movements: the nukitsuke (the draw), the kiritsuke (the cut), the chiburi (the cleaning of the blade by shaking) and the notô (the rewrapping).
These kata are made from a sitting or standing position, according to the techniques. The practice of iai proper (solitary practice) amounts to about 70% of the work. The work of kenjutsu at 28%, so as to allow the practitioner to experience the work for two. Once a year, in order to test the techniques carried out alone throughout the year, the section of the SDK organizes a stage of cuts (tameshigiri) on the shore of Lake Biel. On this occasion, braided and moistened beach mats are available to practitioners to test their art.
Ki Ken Tai Ichi
(The energy, the saber, and the body are only one)
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