Cutting Edge Issue 2 - Page 21

NAKAMURA RYU HAPPO GIRI 1. Circular trajectory (enkeisen) 2. Correct grip (tenouchi) 3. Natural footwork 4. Ability to stop the sword securely and transfer energy from one technique to another. When successfully applied these principles result in a minimalist and deceptively simple appearance. However this apparent ease requires a tremendous level of psycho-physical cultivation. In a succeeding article we will examine each of these principles, the intimate relationship between them and the nature of this cultivation. (1) and (2) are quoted from Guy Powers translation of ‘Essential Principles of Nakamura Ryu Iaido’. Taisaburo Nakamura Sensei ????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????)?????????????????????????)9???????I??)Q???????????????????)?????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)?????????????????????)Q????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)????????????????????????? ?????)????????????????????????????)????????????????????????)?????????????????? ???????????????)???????????????????????????)???????Q?????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)Q???????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????()??????????????????????????)??????????????????????????)????????????????????????)????????????????????????????)9??????????????????????????)?????????????????a????????d?)?????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)??????????Q??????????????????)?????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????)?????????????Q????????????????)??? ???????????????????? ????)?????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????)Q?????????????????????????)????????????????9??????)?????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)???????????????????())????5??????????????)???????????????????????????)?????????????????????(????????????????????????(????????)???????????5?????(??????? ???????????????????)???????????????????????????)Q???????????????????????)9???????Q????????????)???Q????I??????9???????I??) ???????????????Q?????????)??????5???M???????I??%?????)]???????????????????????????)???????????????????-?????)M?????I????????????e??????)-????????%????????????????)??????????????????????)??????????????????????9QX)???????????)?????????????q?)?????????e?]??????????????t?)%??????????????????aQ???d??L??)?????????????????????????)=??????????????????????????)??????????????????????????)1???????!????????9???????I??) ??????????-??????I??!????????)???????????????????????????)???%?????????? ??????????????)!????????a-???????L?Q???M??????)???M???????d??????????????????)??? ???M????? ???? ?) UQQ%9?()?((??((0