Tsukikage

月影

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Tsukekage ("Moonshadow") begins facing straight ahead in seiza. After three centering breaths look to the right and rise up to iagoshi with a 45-deg upward nukitsuke. Step forward with the left, maintaining the sword in this position to check any counterattack, then bring the sword overhead with furikaburi and dispatch the opponent with kirioroshi. Oumori-ryuu chiburi is performed as the right foot slides up to the left, making iaigoshi. Step back with the right and perform nouto in the standing position. Then return to the starting position.