How to Do a Downward Katana Sword Strike

Learn how to do a downward strike from Sensei Oliver Martin in this katana sword fighting video from Howcast.

Transcript

So, we are to start off with the basic strike over head from Jodan No Kamae. Based on the Jodan No Kamae basic steps, we are going to step forward and let your hands are not really far forward, all about your heart level. So you are going to cut and push at the same time, don't want to far down before you to fight as it is creating an opening, and by this I can be attacked. So, you want to first safe you and cut to your heart level. This is the first basic cut. That is the basic downward cut. That is the basic downward cut from Jodan No Kamae. This is the basic downward cut from Jodan No Kamae. Again you step forward and cut upto your heart level. Thats cutting and pushing at the same time. And now I will show you from the side angle. And This is the basic downward cut from Jodan No Kamae.

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