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How to Do a Horizontal Katana Draw Strike in Sword Fighting

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

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Okay. So the next basic iaido technique or drawing technique is just going to be a basic horizontal draw. In this you're just going to turn the sword to the side here. Just like so. Just turn it to the side. Again, pull out, turn it to the side, and then pull the saya or the scabbard off. Okay. Again, if you're stepping correctly and using the correct body motion, the sword just sort of falls out naturally.

Now I'm going to show it to you from the side.

That's how you do a basic horizontal draw.

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