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Men

The head This can be cut in either the centre of the forehead - Shomen or the left and right sides of the head - Yokomen.




Kote

The wrist This can be cut on the right hand only if the player is in the standard stance Chudan no kamae or on both wrists if the player is in the rarer Jodan no kamae, stance with arms raised above the head.



Do

The body This can be cut on either right or left sides of the body- Migi Do or Hidari Do.




Tsuki

The throat This is the only stabbing technique in Kendo. It is a small sharp thrust to the Tsuki pad (throat protector). It can be done one handed (katate) or two handed (morote).

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