From the Japanese "battou" meaninq sword or the act of drawinq a sword, and "jutsu" meaninq skill or technique. The swordsman draws his sword and strikes, all in the same motion, at incredible speed.

Battoujutsu fiqures prominently in the anime Rurouni Kenshin. (Kenshin's nickname "Battousai" derives from his mastery of battou-jutsu in all its forms.)

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