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The 'I' Move (Straight Offense):

Starts in defensive stance (Right Stance). Swordsman slides his back foot slightly forward and to the left, raising his sword straight up to make a full chop cut (as if making a head cut). Swordsman then slides his right foot forward and to the left, dropping his sword down upon his opponent's arm.

Comments: this is to be used against a forward stance. You are simply moving from defensive into defensive stance, but are ending on an angle that cross's paths with your opponents arm. You are oblique at the end of this move. This move is very affective against beginners.

Safety warning! Target upper arm! When opponents try blocking this move, they often bring their hand directly into the path of the blade.

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