8 hours ago
One of the nice things about studying #HNIR (Hyoho #niten Ichi #ryu) is learning how to wield two swords. The short sword (a.k.a #wakizashi) is used for defense, while the long sword (a.k.a #katana) is for offense.
Coordination is key. Look at the left photo: observe how the shidachi was able to block motodachi's sword, while at the same time, cutting the arm underneath; In a film seen on the right, see how the duo assume an offense, and defense stance. You get the idea.