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How to Do a Vertical Katana Draw Strike in Sword Fighting

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

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So the next basic draw we're going to explore is drawing from below. So here you're going to turn the blade all the way over so it's facing down, and then as you do this, you're gonna want to take the scabbard and point it down, OK, and as you step forward, you pull the saya out of the scabbard off, and as your spine rises, so does the blade. And this is the basic dynamic of the upward draw. Here it is from the side. So that's the basic upward draw.

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