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Partner Practice No. 3

When your opponent strikes, rotate the hips and slide the body out of the line of attack (or step forward). As the opponent lifts his sword to strike again, step forward blending with his Ki flow. This is the secret of "Tachi-dori", or sword taking, and the basis of "Otonashi-no-ken"-the sword of no sound.

Partner Practice No. 4

As you strike your opponent, he attempts to sweep your sword down. Using his force, slide your sword under his, step forward, and thrust.

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