This article is from the Martial Arts FAQ, by Matthew Weigel email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
(Contributor: Al Bowers - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Intro: The Art of drawing the sword for combat.
This art is very old, and has strong philosophical and historical ties
to Kenjutsu. It was practiced by Japanese warriors for centuries.
The object is to draw the sword perfectly, striking as it is drawn,
so that the opponent has no chance to defend against the strike.
Usually practiced in solo form (kata), but also has partner forms
Sub-Styles: Muso Shinden Ryu, Muso Jikishin Ryu, and others.