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BATTO GIRI DO Target-cutting with a swift draw and cut action.  

Batto-giri-do the way of drawing one’s blade and actually cutting a target in one swift motion.

Many classic sword styles koryu relied predominantly on a fast draw and cut with the sword katana for either defence or attack. Many of those techniques are reflected in modern iaido, where students practice a fast but controlled draw, followed by a cut towards an imaginary enemy teki .

In comparison to iaido, batto-giri-do adds a more realistic dimension to the draw and cut action by actually having the student cut either through a stationary or moving target.


Batto-giri by Hans Fricke sensei age 76!