Nakamura Ryu Batto Do
The Nakamura Ryu Japanese sword Battodo.
Test cutting through an extensive range of experiences and created Nakamura Ryu Batto-jutsu. Based on studies on how to bring the sword blade to a halt following a cut, how to parry, and how to progress to the next fighting stance by utilizing the sword's kinetic energy. Toyama Ryu Batto-jutsu test cutting seen many times on television as well as during Kendo and other martial arts tournaments. While performing test cutting, always cut bamboo or thick rolls of rice straw as substitute targets. Sword techniques gained experience such as: the correct blade angle-of-attack, the blade's arc path in relation to the target, a firm wringing grip (which is the proper way to hold the handle), and spiritual aspects of the unison of sword, mind, and mental power. This is true Iaido, born from the basic movements of the sword techniques of Kendo and Iaido prearranged forms. “Iai to wa, hito ni kirarezu, hito kirazu Jiko no renma ni, shugi no michi.” “Iai: not killing others; not being killed by others. Self training and polishing, the road to discipline and cultivation.”