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From the front facing position, turn towards your right and sit in a seiza position to face the back. Breathe three times. Lift both hands gently to grasp your tsuka, and in the same movement as in ipponme, draw your sword as you open your left knee and turn completely around toward the left, rotating on the right knee. As soon as you complete turning, step in with your left foot, draw your sword completely and cut your opponent through the eyes. Perform kirioroshi, chiburi, notoh and tachiagari exactly the same as ipponme, except that the feet placement are reversed.
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