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Instructor Info:Marion Taylor
Samuel Kanner
Office Extension x5729
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Robert Crown Center 21
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Robert Crown Center 21
Description: This course will present the forms of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, a traditional style of drawing and sheathing the Japanese katana. Each form includes at least the four parts: 1.Nukitsuke, drawing; 2.Kiritsuke. killing cut; 3. Chiburi, cleansing the blade; and 4. Noto, returning the sword to the scabbard. Each kata represents the response by a swordsman to a particular scenario of opponents and their actions . These kata are solo in nature and will not involve paired exercises though we will also study the use of the bokken or wooden sword in two person situations. Equipment and uniforms will be provided for those registered. Instructor permission required. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.