So here's an example of a technique from a sword draw.
So as he comes in for the cut, I really want to move offline. And it's a matter of timing my draw, so that it gets out, so that it lands on his hand. And you can see I'm getting down into a low posture. And then I can even... And I'm really using my footwork in order to maintain a guard position so that I can keep myself safe. Because in Japanese warfare, there are no shields. Really the sword it the shield. So this is just one example of a possibility of a sword draw.