KENJUTSU KATA 1
Begin with heels together, left hand on saya (scabbard), right hand at side, facing north.
With forehand grip, draw sword in semi-circular clockwise motion (sliding the right foot and saya forward at the same time), delivering a butt strike.
Slide saya back to reveal blade, left hand slides up to guide the spine of the sword into a rear (southbound) stab.
Withdraw into jodan no kame, then shomenuchi to northern attacker (#1).
Turn 180o to southern attacker, sliding left foot eastward, delivering modified kesa giri (right to left).
Turn 180o back (to north) and stab to the throat.
As you withdraw, slide the left foot forward & to the left (northwest), stepping into a high block (tip pointing toward floor).
Execute kesa giri (left to right) to attacker #1, reverse your grip and deliver kiri age to same.
Finish battle with yoko giri to same opponent.
O-chiburi & resheath.
KENJUTSU KATA 2
Begin in chudan no kamae stance (pointing tip of sword at opponent's throat).
Pivot 45o left delivering shomenuchi to attacker #1 (to northwest).
Pivot 90o right delivering stab thrust to throat of attacker #2 (to northeast).
Withdraw and pivot 90o left delivering modified kesa giri (right to left) to attacker #1.
Reverse your grip and deliver kiri age to same.
Pivot 90o right delivering shomenuchi to attacker #2.
Withdraw to jodan no kamae, pivot 90o left while stepping in with left foot, delivering butt strike to the head of attacker #1.
Step back (southeast) with left foot delivering final kesa giri to attacker #1.
Step up with left foot performing o-chiburi & resheath.
KENJUTSU KATA 3
Begin with heels together, right hand on scabbard, left hand at side, facing north.
Using underhand grip, step forward with right foot drawing into a horizontal cut across opponent's throat.
Step forward with left foot pivoting 180o (facing south in narrow right front stance). Position sword for 2-handed thrust to rear (at right side, parallel to ground, edge down). Left hand will be open on butt.
Look over right shoulder, slide right foot to the rear (north) and deliver tsuki (thrust) to abdomen of opponent.
Grip sword with left hand and smoothly switch grip of right hand as you swing sword up in a kiri age (right to left) to southern opponent.
Deliver final yoko giri to opponent #2.
Step up with right foot performing o-chiburi & resheath.