Methods of increasing complexity in test-cutting practice while maintaining martial applicability. This workshop is designed for those who have experience test-cutting and are confident in their fundamentals. It will begin with an exploration of different methods of both increasing the challenge of basic test cutting, as well as giving due consideration to combative realities, including distance management, contingencies for failure, and what the practitioner is meant to get out of “double cuts” beyond bragging rights. The workshop will culminate in individual attention and feedback given to the student as they cut tatami targets. For intermediate to advanced longsword practitioners.Equipment necessary: blunt [training] sword; sharp sword, pending approvalPlease note that the instructor would like to film segments of the workshop.