Hidari Tachi (左太刀)

Hidari Tachi is the technique to hold and grip a sword with the left hand placed towards the Tsuba (a hand guard) and the right hand placed at the base of the hilt, meanwhile the right hand is usually placed towards a Tsuba and the left hand is placed at the base of a hilt in the art of swordsmanship.

The Hidari Tachi technique has been handed down in the Shinkage school in the Japanese martial arts.

Schools including the existing the Hidari Tachi techniques

Shinkage school

Yagyu Shingan school

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