Mawashi wheeling

This is best performed against a limp opponent and in this case the opposing Shinai is wheeled off with a spiral action, as shown in Mawashi-gote in plates 133, 134 and 135. Although the opposing blade is more or less 'scooped' aside the factor to concentrate upon is maintaining the point of contact as the blades twist about each other.

These are the more important Shikake-waza and as a rule the following stroke is short and sharp rather than wide. The actual Shikake action may at first be made with a half step forward, then later included in the initial development of the cut. Another name for Shikake-waza is Saki-waza or point techniques since the control the point of the blade.

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