RawnShah asked me to post this as a blog. It is part of the disscussion about Kojiro and his technique.
Hello, thanks again for a good site. I too am interested in the mythical technique of tsubame giri. I have read a lot about it, but the most interesting thing I have found is the statue on Ganryu Island. I have studied it well, right now I am trying to track down the sculptor, I have some questions for him. The reason is, the hands on the figure of Kojiro are in interesting positions. The right hand is in a reverse position, this would indicate the initial stroke would be from earth to heaven, and the real stroke, the killing one, would be from heaven to earth. I am assuming the sculptor has taken some artistic license, but, he may have done some research that indicates these hand positions. Interesting stuff.