I'm a left-handed person and naturally the sword falls into my left hand, and my swings are more focused and powerful in that hand, yet I have a question. In my art, my sempai says that NEVER is left-handedness allowed, while my sensei says that it isn't taught, as one can simply teach themselves by mirroring the moves of a right-handed person. My question is this, is it REALLY that bad to be left-handed with a sword? I would think, considering that most of the world is right-handed, bearing a sword in your left would give you an advantage, yet I also realize that the odds of finding a left-handed teacher are pretty slim. So, is it bad to be left-handed? Is it bad because not many people can teach it? And are there any techniques or such that specialize FOR the left hand? To clarify, I'm not referring to two-handed swordsmanship, as I normally use one katana (to specify, a chisa katana for my height), but a single sword art that specializes in the left hand?