Rigth Hand Katate-Men
During Shiai, while I'm in Jodan, is a right handed katate men allowed/valid?
Thank you for your question.
Allowed or not. It is allowed.
Valid or not. Probably you won’t get a point.
There is no reason why it should not be valid if you can perform ki ken tai icchi
. If you think about nitō
, it is obvious. Sei nitō
in the right hand) has to get a valid point, right?
’s main strike is executed by the left hand (or both hands), it is quite unlikely the right handed strikes are considered to be valid. But like I said, it should be if you execute such strike with ki ken tai icchi
Even so, you should not complain about why you cannot get points in shiai
. After all, you are not doing kendō
for points, right? If you want to get a valid cut, you have to make sure that your cuts are considered to be valid no matter what. That is not a problem of shinpan
but of those who executes cuts.
Hope this helps.