Apologies for two threads in a row! I'm currently studying Iaido, and have been for about 3 months. Yes, I know Iai is a gendai art, however as you koryu folk are *far* more experienced with Japanese pointy things than I, I thought this would be the best place to ask. There is one cut from the basic techniques in praticular that is giving me some trouble, the diagional cut from the opponent's shoulder to opposite hip (their 11 o'clock to 5, or, 1 to 7). I'm having a hell of a time figuring out how to move my wrists. As far as I understand, at the end of the cut, the sword's 'pommel' (I know, no pommel) must be on one's centre line. I can do this, sort of, at the cost of putting a large strain on my wrists (to the point of pain) and I cannot keep a good grip on the sword. Of course, I have talked to, and been corrected by, my teacher about this. However when he demonstrates it I cannot clearly see how he is doing it. I will keep asking him, but if I could have a look at a video or a book it may just 'click'. Do any of you know of any good videos or other sources that go through Iai cuts step by step in detail? Or any other advice?