Tameshigiri (Test Cutting) video guide

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Czlowiekfala, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Czlowiekfala

    Czlowiekfala New Member


    First of all I apologise for self promotion, however I would like to let you guys now about a small project I am currently running. Every month (starting from February) I am going to post a video showing various Tameshigiri techniques combinations along with the cut patterns.

    It is quite hard to find good learning materials on test cutting so I hope that you will find the videos usefull.

    First video is up and it shows Godan Giri (五 段 斬) - 5 cuts of a single mat

    If you have any questions, feedback or anything you would like to share please let me know (mod edit) here. (mod edit)

    Thanks for reading! :)
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  2. Czlowiekfala

    Czlowiekfala New Member


    This month’s video is going to be shorter than the previous one but I hope you will find it interesting. Tonbo (The Dragonfly) consists of two quick successive cuts.

    The goal of that combination is to cut both ends of the unsupported mat before it falls to the ground. The technique not only requires speed but also precision.

    I look forward to your opinions, comments and feedback in general :)

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  3. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Mod note: Moved these from article area as they weren't articles. We have no general Japanese martial arts area, so I moved it to weapons. Also, merged the threads. We don't need multiple threads on the same general topic. :)
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  4. Czlowiekfala

    Czlowiekfala New Member

    Sure. Thanks.
  5. Czlowiekfala

    Czlowiekfala New Member

    Hi again!

    After short pause tameshigiri videos are back. This time we are going to look at Daruma Otoshi. The technique conists of one single handed cut and several horizontal cuts. Due to mat length I performed 3 horizontal cuts.
    The combination's name refers to Japanese game which purpose is to knock the center pieces out with the without causing the doll on top to fall over. The doll's name is Daruma (reference to Bodhidharma - founder of the Zen Buddhism)

    Do not hestitate to ask questions or post comments. I will be happy to read it :)
  6. Czlowiekfala

    Czlowiekfala New Member


    This month's combination is little bit more advanced. Returning Water technique consist of two cuts – upward and horizontal. The key to mastering this technique is precise Kiri – Age (upward cut). The second move should come naturally without too much thinking.

    As always I am looking forward to your opinions and comments!

  7. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    That's really interesting to watch, thank you for posting!

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