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Target-cutting with two swords Nito-giri
Nitogiri-do*, to fight or cut with two swords, was made famous by non other than the legendary Musashi who, according to legend, fought his enemies with not one but two swords.
To cut targets nito style requires skill, co-ordination and good timing and as the combined weight of the swords can come close to 2.3kg, strong sword-grips are needed to cut accurately and safely.
All cuts are accentuated by a strong kiai; a loud shout that releases energy, strengthen the spirit and focuses the mind.
*Nitogiri is not part of the Nakamura Ryu Battodo curriculum.
NAKAMURA RYU BATTODO Curriculum
Target-cutting with two katana: Hans Fricke.