This is called mutodori, which is essentially how to defend yourself when you're unarmed against an attacker who has a blade or sword. The important thing is timing in mutodori. So getting out of the way, and being able to cover distance. So here I'm keeping my hands in a secure position and coming here within the first range. Then I'm not really grabbing. It's very dangerous to grab. You really can't grab a sword. It's far too quick and dangerous. You can really just learn to feel where it is and then hope for the best. Then as I come through, I really want to try to get in here to his hands as much as possible, as soon as possible and try to get a grip. From there, maybe strike down and take out the arms and work my way in.
As he comes down, I really have to take as much distance as I can to get out of the way, because he's probably going to turn at this point and want to come through. So as he does that, I need to be aware right here and be getting inside this area so that I can take control of not just the blade but also his body and his balance. Just a little bit about mutodori.