How to Block with a Katana during a Sword Fight

Learn how to block with a katana sword from Sensei Oliver Martin in this katana sword fighting video from Howcast.

Transcript

So this is one example of how you can use this sword not as a cutting but also a shield because in Japanese history their is no shield, a sword is used as sword as well. So let's just explore some basic blocks If you will from some basic cuts. Here is first from a downward strike which is coming in. I'm just gonna catch it at the Suba, okay and then I am gonna parry around okay and then come in for an attack. One more time. So as he comes in it's important to catch his blade and then parry it around, okay and then I can attack. Okay. That's just one simple exercise of a basic block from a downward strike.

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