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Ved utførelse av demonstrasjoner (Enbu) i Dojo, er det viktig å følge etikette som er beskrevet nedenfor.


Approach the area in which you will participate, the Shutsujo, with the sword in the Keito Shisei posture and perform Shinza-E-No-Rei. After correct Enbu-No-Hoko, sit down in Seiza, place the sword in front of you and perform Hajime-No-Torei. Take up the sword again, perform Taito, and perform the exhibition. When you have finished, sit down once again, take out the sword and perform Owari-No-Torei. Then pick up the sword, stand up and perform Shinza-E-No-Rei, and Taijo.


1. Keito Shisei (How to hold the sword):
Put your left thumb on the Tsuba, whilst gripping the mouth of the Koiguchi together with the Sageo in the other four fingers. Hold the sword edge up, placing the Kashira towards the centerline of your abdomen. Place the base of your left thumb on the hipbone. The right hand should be placed along the side of the body in a straight vertical line.


2. Shutsujo (Entering the area):
Proceed to the area commencing with your right foot carrying your sword in Keito Shisei. Before proceeding, make sure your attire is correct and the Obi is suitably adjusted.


3. Shiza-E-No-Rei (Bow to the Altar):
In Keito Shisei, stand upright facing the altar (if an altar is absence, bow to the “kamisa/kamisama”). Bring the left hand across the front of the body to the right side, around the level of the hip, changing the sword into your right hand.
Grip the Kurigata and the Sageo, with your right hand. Place the blade edge down with the Kashira at the rear. Release your left hand from the sword and return it naturally to your left side. Bend and incline your upper body forward about 30 degrees and bow respectfully. After bowing, bring your right hand back across the front of your body at navel height, change hands and hold the sword guard with your left thumb and return to Keito Shisei.


4. Enbu-No-Hoko (Direction to face when performing):
Rotating your body in the direction of your right foot, locate yourself diagonally to the right of the altar (or the position of the sensei) holding your sword in Keito Shisei. You should be in a position such that the Shinza is to your left diagonal. This direction will become the front (Shomen) for the Enbu.


5. Hajime-No-Torei (Bow to the sword before the performance):
From Keito Shisei, sit down (a), place the sword to the right (b), from Seiza (c) bow to the sword (d).

a. Chakuza (Sitting down)
From Keito Shisei, without withdrawing either foot, slightly open and bend both knees and while tucking the hem of the Hakama with the palm of the right hand. Place the left knee, followed by the right on the floor. Leave about 10 cm of space between both knees. Extend the tips of your toes and put them side by side. Sit down comfortably. Put your right hand on the right thigh with the fingers slightly extended. Hold the sword in your left hand on the left thigh.

b. Katana-no-Okikata (How to place the sword)
With your left hand push the sword forward until the Tsuba is in line with the center of the body. As your right hand takes the sword, put your right thumb on the sword guard. Hold the Saya with the other four fingers close to the Koiguchi. Making sure the edge of the blade faces the front, extend both arms forward at the same time, ensuring you keep the Sageo and Saya together. Hold near to the end of the Saya with your left hand from above. Bend your upper body forward and lay the sword in front of you. Be careful not to let the end of the Saya point towards the later. Return your upper body to its original position and put your right hand followed by the left back on your thighs. Sit calmly while in Seiza.

c. Seiza-No-Shisei (Sitting posture)
Straighten your back and concentrate your whole strength in the abdomen. Relax your shoulders and naturally push out your chest. Straighten the back of your neck and head. Put both hands on your thighs. Look 4-5 meters in front of you. Half open your eyes and show Enzan-No-Metsuke (looking at distant mountains). Be aware of all around you.

d. Zarei (Bow)
Bend your upper body forward whilst in the sitting position. Place your left hand then the right on the floor before the sword and make a triangle with thumbs and forefingers touching. Continue to bow until your elbows naturally touch the floor. Your feeling should be one of deep respect. When you have done this, gently raise yourself up and return your right hand then left back to your thighs.


6. Taito (wearing the sword):
After Hajime-No-Torei, you will be spiritually united with the sword. Incline your upper body forwards and take the sword with Sageo in both hands. With the right palm up take hold of the Saya near the Koiguchi. Put the right thumb on the sword guard and at the same time place your left hand about 10cm from the end of the Saya and hold it lightly. As you raise yourself up bring the tip of the Saya to the center of your abdomen and insert the sword into the Obi. Arrange the sword so that its guard is in front of your navel. Secure the Sageo by tying it to the Hakama and return both hands to your thighs.


7. Owari-No-Torei (Bow to the sword after the performance):
After completion of the Enbu, sit in Seiza and remove the sword (a), place the sword with the Tsuka to the left onto the floor and bow (b). Place the sword on your thigh (c) and stand up (d).

a. Datto (Removing the Sword)
While sitting in Seiza with the sword in the Obi, pull and release the Sageo know with the hand only. Place the left hand on the Saya near the Koiguchi ensuring your left thumb is on the sword guard. Slightly push the sword forward to the right front, a little off centre. Put the right forefinger on the sword guard and place the remaining fingers around the Koiguchi. Place your left hand on the left side of your hip on the Obi and by extending the right elbow, pull out the sword. Make sure that the edge of the blade is facing you.

b. Katana-No-Okikate-To-Zarei (How to place the sword and bow)
Keeping the left hand on the left hip, with your right hand place the word upright on the floor at the right front to your right knee. Softly lay it down to lie in front of you so that it appears to be horizontal.Ensure the Sageo is tidy and that the blade edge is facing you. Put both hands on your thighs (right then left) and make Seiza-No-Shisei. Perform Zarei (see 5d) and return to Seiza.

c. Katana-No-Torikata (How to pick up the sword)
Leave your left hand on the left thigh, stretch out your right hand and put the forefinger on the Tsuba whilst placing the other four fingers around the Saya close to the Koiguchi. Keeping the edge of the blade towards yourself, lightly lift the sword to your center. Move the left hand to the center of the Saya and squeeze it gently as it moves downwards to the tip. With both hands place the sword on your left thigh. Release your right hand from the sheath, put the left thumb on the right inside of the sword guard and grip the mouth of the Saya with the remaining fingers. Hold the sword with your left hand and place the right hand back on your right thigh.

d. Tachi-Agari-Kata (How to stand up)
Raise your waist up bringing your toes underneath. Place your right foot in line with your left knee and stand up without bending forwards. When you stand up bring your left foot in line with the right to assume Keito Shisei.


8. Taijo (Leaving the area):
Stand in Keito Shisei and face the altar. Pass the sword from the left hand to the right across the front of your body and do Shinza-E-No-Rei. Return the sword to the left hand back into Keito Shisei. Take three steps back starting with the left foot and make a 180 degree right turn and leave the area.