This is a brush-up video for noutou.
The body control and technique used for noutou show the characteristics of a school – learning noutou correctly and acquiring the aforementioned things are directly linked to each other.

This time we would like to do some brush-up on 転柄血振い (tenkachiburui) as well as 逆手納刀 (sakatenoutou).

転柄血振い (tenkachiburui)

Well then, let’s have a look at 転柄血振い (tenkachiburui). After lowering your sword, you rotate/spin it once with your right hand and then hit the tsuka, however, we have seen many people’s right hand go up or off to the right like this when rotating/spinning the sword.
Do not do that, but instead, just as explained in the previous video, it’s important to properly bring your right hand over to your left shoulder as if you wanted to hit it.
As we’ve mentioned in the video that you should please firmly hit your left shoulder, let us first abide by that.
Then, we’ve seen many one way or another pause for a moment after spinning the sword and then hit the tsuka.
At that very moment it’s really important that you don’t halt, but immediately hit the tsuka.
In regards to what it is that a lot of people end up doing, I think maybe it’s because you use your elbow as a fulcrum and move it like a hinge when spinning the sword, that you end up pausing here for a moment. Instead of that, if you bring out your shoulder and perform the movement with the mental attitude of dropping your elbow, you will be able to spin your sword in an extremely good form and on top of that instantly connect it with the movement of hitting the tsuka.
Please pay attention to these two things as you practise 転柄血振い (tenkachiburui).

逆手納刀 (sakatenoutou)

Next, we’re going to have a look at 逆手納刀 (sakatenoutou). After performing 転柄血振い (tenkachiburui), insert the kissaki into the saya and do the noutou. When watching your movement at this point, especially since we’re watching from the front, we’ve noticed that a overwhelming majority assumed this kind of posture with the back of the band pointing frontwards.
Well, what can we do to prevent this?
We perform 転柄血振い (tenkachiburui) and then do the noutou, but when you raise your sword as soon as it enters the saya, please make sure to turn your right hand to the inside.
If you don’t do that, you will likely end up in a bad stance like this. Therefore it’s very important that you turn your right hand to the inside in the moment the kissaki enters the saya and you raise your sword, and make a 龍の口 (tatsu no kuchi) as you do the noutou.

In the moment the kissaki gets inside the saya, raise the sword slightly to the right, then twist your right hand to the inside. And then go on to do the noutou.
If you don’t move your right hand at all when raising the sword slightly to the right, your right hand will end up in a bad form as explained earlier.
Instead of that, if you raise your sword to the right and then shift your right hand as you turn it to the left, you will be able to get your right hand into the correct and proper form.
Please make sure to keep this in mind as you practise 逆手納刀 (sakatenoutou).