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How to Do a Diagonal Katana Block in Sword Fighting

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


So here we'll explore how to block from kesagiri or a diagonal cut.

Here, again, parry, alright, and step in. So as you can see, I am just catching inside here where my suba is. Okay? He'd be cutting about where my neck is, okay? And I just catch it right there. Alright? And depending on how I feel at this point, I'm going to come in and guard by using my elbows, alright, so I can get inside.

Okay? And you can also let it slip off, right, and do this type of technique. Okay. So that's how to block from a diagonal cut.

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