Samurai art of drawing a sword ~ Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
“Painted Skin : The Resurrection” - Huà Pí which the story is estimated to be set during the early Chinese Han Dynasty BC – 220 AD). Longs sleeves were as common on the hanfu than they were on the kimono.
Japan: “In the earlier periods such as the Heian and Kamakura, there were female members of the samurai class who became prominent or even present on the battlefield. They were the exception and not the rule, but this doesn’t mean that most women.