1987 年 19 巻 3 号 p. 35-41
The traces on the pressure sensory paper made with the Shinai were analyzed morphologically in order to examine the manner of Shinai manipulation performed by the expert and novice. The results obtained were summalyzed as follows:
1) The area of Shinai blade (more distal portion than the Shinai's hilt) which makes impact differs according to the striking method employed (Men, Kote and Doh) for the experts although the striking areas of Men and Kote were appoximately same for the novices.
2) The impact region of Kote was most distal, followed in order by Men and Doh.
3) The Shinai was rotated when the novice employed Men or Doh and the expert struck Kote or Doh.
4) Doh was performed by an expert in such a way so that the tip of the Shinai was kept in a higher position than the other end of Shinai, whereas the opposite was true in the case of novice group.
5) In the case of Kote performed, the Shinai moved to the left for the expert and to the right for the novice after the impact of the blade.
These results provide the detailed information about the technical Kendo terms such as “hasuji” which means the spacial blade position or “monouchi” which means proper area to strike in the Shinai.