Batto Nou-Tou Selections

Nou-Tou is the Japanese term for replacing the sword in the saya.

There are six main types of Nou-Tou that we use and are demonstrated by the images below.

Six Nou-Tou - Replacing the Sword in the Saya
Description Hand placement to accomplish the indicated Nou-Tou
HIKI NOU-TOU
The "Regular" Nou-Tou, generally done after a CHIBURI.
Hiki Nou-Tou
HASAMI NOU-TOU
The "Pinch" Nou-Tou.
Hasami Nou-Tou
MIGI GYAKU NOU-TOU
Reverse Nou-Tou, sword to the right.
Migi Gyaku Nou-Tou
HIDARI GYAKU NOU-TOU
Reverse Nou-Tou, sword to the left.
Hidari Gyaku Nou-Tou
KOTEGAESHI NOU-TOU
Flip Back Nou-Tou.
Kotegaeshi Nou-tou
YOKO-BEKI NOU-TOU
Similar to Hiki Nou-Tou, but done from a side position.
Not pictured.