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Terminology
Batto Drawing the Sword
Chiburi Removing the blood from the blade
Fuchi Collar at the top of the Tsuka just below the Tsuba
Gyaku-Kesagiri Rising diagonal cut from the waist just under the ribs to the shoulder (about 45 degrees from vertical)
Gosoke See Soke
Ha Sharp edge of the blade
Habaki Collar at the base of the sword just above the Tsuba
Hakama Baggy pleated trousers
Hamon Surface of the blade near the Ha
Hi Indentation in the blade between the shinogi-ji and hamon where metal has been removed to lighten the sword (also helps the sword make a distinctive whistling sound when swung)
Hikae-giri A way to perform koiguchi-o Kiru with the thumb on the side closest to the body such that the opponent cannot see
Jodan Kamae Ready stance with the sword held above the head
Kamiza Upper seat or deity shrine at the front of the dojo or practice area
Kata Set form of moves
Katate One-handed
Kesagiri Diagonal cut from the base of the neck to the waist just below the ribs (about 30 degrees from vertical)
Kissaki Tip of the sword
Kissaki-agari The sword is above parallel with the kissaki slightly higher then the hand on the tsuka
Kissaki-sagari The sword is below parallel with the kissaki slightly lowered then the hand on the tsuka
Koiguchi Mouth of the saya
Koiguchi-o kiru Act of unlocking the sword from the saya by using the thumb to push on the tsuba until the habaki is free from the tension (friction) holding the sword in the koiguchi
Kojieri End of the saya opposite the koiguchi
Koryu
Kumidachi
Traditional Japanese martial art
Paired sword practice
Kurigata Knob on the saya through which the sageo is attached
Makko-giri Vertical downward cut
Menuki Furniture on the tsuka providing for a better grip
Monouchi The sharpest part of the blade about one-third down from the kissaki
Morote Two-handed
Mune Back of the sword (opposite the Ha)
Noto Sheathing the sword
Obi Wide belt around the waist used to hold the sword on the hip
Rei Bowing
Ritsurei Standing bow
Sageo Cord affixed to the saya
Saya Scabbard (housing for the sword)
Sayibiki Pulling the scabbard back to clear the blade
Seiza Sitting formally on the knees with the legs folded under such that the butt rests on the ankles
Seppa Washers between the tsuba and habaki
Shidachi The one who does the attacking technique
Shinoga Ridge line of the blade
Soke Literally “founderE refers to the head instructor (master)
Sonkyo Moment of silence paying respect to the fallen opponent
Tachi Waza Standing forms
Tekizuke Keeping the kissaki pointed at the opponent
Torei Bowing to the sword
Tsuba Sword guard
Tsuka Sword handle
Tsukagashira Butt end of the tsuka
Uchidachi The one who receives the technique
Yok ichi monji Horizontal cut at chest (heart) level
Zagi Seated forms
Zarei Seated bow
Zanshin State of focused awareness of one's surroundings without concentrating on any one thing in particular

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