With this peculiar sword style, the user takes a defensive stance and waits, carefully reading the enemy's movements. The key is reading the movements fast enough in order to know perfectly where the next attack will land, and then intercepts the opponents's strike and kill him with one, perfect blow. In this specific case, Ranmaru can also take advantage of his extremely keen eyes (The Eyes of Divine Sight) in order to cut down his enemies istantly before they can even react. This style makes Ranmaru effectively invincible, as seen when he slaughters all the soldiers sent by the Shogunate to kill Naoyoshi without a scratch. He also dominated Gama for the first part of their battle, managing to render useless most of his attacks on the spot.