Datotsu-no-kikai (n.) A prime opportunity to attack.[1] Typical opportunities to strike include when the opponent begins, blocks, finishes a strike, or moves back. It is important to practice recognizing these moments in order to improve one's skill.[2]

See Also Edit


  1. Japanese-English Kendo Dictionary, KENDO America
  2. Japanese-English Dictionary of Kendo, Revised Edition
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