Shadou draws his katana from the sheath and brings his attention to the clone created by his sensei. He takes a moment to swing the sword in the air a few times to warm up his dominant hand which gripped the hilt of the blade. He straightened his posture and started to slowly approach the clone, with his right hand held to the side and his left hand raised in front of his face.
Quick, agile movements with perfect precision.
Once within a comfortable distance of the clone, Shadou placed his left foot behind him and took the lead with his right. He kept balance on the ball of his left foot, allowing for quick movements in case he had to dodge an incoming attack. He brought his right hand up to his chest and angled his wrist so that the sword was pointed outward toward the clone.
Distract him, wait for an opening, strike!
Shadou quickly brought his right hand over to his left shoulder and swung his arm out, creating a quick slash on the chest of the clone. Shadou then once again swung his arm that was now raised in the air on his right side, attempting to slice the clone’s chest again. The clone once again was grazed by the katana, leaving a slight X on his chest from the two slices. Knowing that any opponent would expect another quick swing of the blade, Shadou bent his legs, so that both of his knees were pointed towards the clone. He extended his arm which held the blade outward, so that the point of the blade was on the clone’s stomach. With a slight jab, the katana would penetrate the clone’s stomach, but Shadou chose to not do anything, he just wanted to show his sensei he had some skill with a sword, though not to use in an actual battle.