Koryu: Jujutsu | Kenjutsu | Battojutsu | Bojutsu | Iaijutsu/Iaido | Naginatajutsu | Sojutsu | Kyujutsu
Battojutsu litterally translates into "the art/science of drawing a sword." It was developed in the 1400's such as many of the other major koryu arts. The primary execution of this style is drawing the sword, slashing the enemy with the minimum amount of cuts, and returning the sword to the scabbard (saya).
Defensive counter-attacking was also a key element to battojutsu. This style was practiced through kata (exercises) at times; however since there were only a few moves, simply confronting an enemy, drawing your sword, cutting the enemy, and putting it back in the scabbard proved to be the ultimate practice of the martial art.
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