Batto-do practitioners approach their art with discipline and humility.

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Three elements:

1) Rei (礼)- A formalized way of showing respect to other dojo members and maintaining respect for the beautiful and dangerous katanas we use

2) Kata (形)- Practice of the ten forms recognized by the Japan Batto-do Federation and continual refinement of their execution

3) Jitsugi (実技)- Practical skill. Batto-do places high importance on the ability to properly cut tatami targets when performing the ten kata, or techniques. This skill is difficult to develop, but when done successfully it feels very satisfying!