I have been writing on the web since 2000. I am a christian , a photographer, an occasional poet, a recovering dreamer, an occasional philosopher, a software developer, an autodidact, and i resemble the INFP personality type.
Ok, I am no expert. But it seems to me the one doing the slicing is too far away from his opponent and is off balance. My oppinion is that if this was real, he would be dead as his opponent stepped 45 with his lead leg and drew his sword straight through his opponents open and exposed stomach while deftly avoiding the downward strike from the off-balance position.
But then, what do I know?