Basic Head Strike

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Basic Head Strike

Good Posture = Efficient Movement

A graphic I made for a student talking about the differences between efficiently striking the head in a basic manner and doing so inefficiently.

There are a few reasons to strike efficiently.  Striking is mostly what we are doing in the sword arts, therefore we should make sure we have power but without sacrificing proper control, angles and postures that increase efficiency for the strike.

Though this graphic is simple it illustrates the student's inefficient posture which leads to the sword having an improper trajectory.

By |2018-07-18T12:26:12+00:00July 18th, 2018|Bujutsu, Image, Lesson|3 Comments

About the Author:

Steven lives and breathes in Japan where he heads the sword school of Shinkan-ryū Kenpō.


  1. Matt July 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you Steven-sensei, I will be conscious of this during my training.

  2. Eric August 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Angles are more important than we think. Thank you for this Steven-sensei.

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