Different ways of passing by the opponent after striking right kote
I’ve seen two ways of passing by the opponent after right kote strike, here they are:
1) We strike the opponent’s right kote and go forward from the opponent’s left side, crossing his/her shinai.
2) We strike the opponent’s right kote and go forward from the opponent’s right side, not crossing his/her shinai. (Like in your video for a small kote strike)
Questions: Are both of those variants correct?
If yes, which one is considered to be basic?
And what are advantages and disadvantages of every variant?Kendo-Guide.Com:
I think we are talking about the basic single kote
cut. Am I right?
Both should be OK, although I am sure some senseis
prefer one way from another.
According to my fossilized memory, when I was a child, I think I went through the motodachi
’s (receiver’s) left side in the practice of the basic single kote
However, passing the right side of the motodachi
even after striking the basic single kote
cut makes more sense now. It is because we are striking the right kote
so it seems more natural to pass through the right side of the motodachi
Having said that, they are both correct. But make sure you turn around in the right direction after passing through. It seems a bit tricky to many people.
If passing through the left side of the motodachi
, beginners tend to carry their shinai
on their left shoulder when passing through after striking kote
. That develops bad habit.
If passing thorough the right side of motodachi
, beginners tend to stab the motodachi
because they have not developed good tenouchi
We should be able to do both for sure.
“Sotai Dosa: Strikes with Fumikomi Passing Through
” at the Kendo Video Download
page explains which way you should turn. I have to make a page for this too, don’t I?