Batto Ho Waza - Zantotsuto

Beheading Stroke

Key Points

In this waza you are restricted by only being able to go forward or backwards so your cuts need to reflect this.

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You are approach in a confined alley by an opponent who attempts to cut you with a kirioroshi. To stop them your nukitsuke cut is made diagonally at their wrist and chest.


They retreat and you step right leg forward making a thrust towards the throat making them tip back losing their balance.


As they stumble back you pursue stepping feet together before making a further step with your right leg and performing furikaburi and kirioroshi to the head.


Performing yoko-chiburi to the side you clean the blood from your sword and then noto to return the sword to the saya.