Shortly after that attack, the male turns on his heel and progresses on back into the meadow. As soon as he's headed into the meadow itself, Sakata stamps his weaponry into the ground. He brings both palms together, aligning them with themselves. It's at that point that he forms the Clone handseal, and channels chakra throughout his person. Half of his reserves are distributed to the shadow clone, giving it proper sentience for the upcoming thing he had in mind for the time being. With the shadow clone manifested, he had a proper little sequence to play out for the next technique he was going to be practicing.
The male jumps up and lands a decent distance away from the shadow clone, effectively repositioning him at a safe distance from the clone. Once he's lined himself up with the clone, he notably lowers his stance a little bit, positioning the Supervibrato at a safe place in front of him and waiting for the shadow clone to make its advance. Sure enough, it does as he heeds, and starts off by slashing horizontally at him from its right. In prompt response to this, he ascends his arms and brings the weapon to block the incoming attack.
With a swift push, the male knocks its sword aside and dashes off to the shadow clone's right, swinging at it in a vertical arc. The clone's just as quick to respond as he is, and promptly knocks his sword out of his hands with a powerful, two-handed swing. Following that, the clone thrusts its leg on towards his chest, effectively knocking him back as he allows it--but not without yanking his sword back into his grasp before it can get too far away from him. Midway through his progression backwards, he recovers in the air and performs a quick back flip, before kicking up off of the ground.
The Kishima promptly ascends into the air, somersaulting backward in the midst and offering numerous precise cuts to one of the thicker branches on the tree, cutting about half of it and then kicking it towards the advancing shadow clone. In response to the incoming projectile, the shadow clone slashes it in half, only to find that he was gone without a trace. It sees some brief rustles within a bush directly in its line of sight, causing it to pick up one of the pieces of the thick branch, and promptly flinging it on towards the bush in question. Sakata himself barely avoids it with a good catch, setting it down carefully.
He drops his blade, before forming several handseals and transforming the chunk of the tree branch into an ornate replica of himself. The male proceeds to fling the Supervibrato out of the bush in a blind toss, before doing the same with the imitation of himself. It progresses toward the shadow clone--and with fair ease the clone manages to dodge both the sword, and soon impales the fake version of himself, only for said fake to revert into its log-nature.
In one fell swoop, Sakata capitalizes upon its shock just as intended with the technique's purpose, and blitzes behind the clone, catching the previously thrown Supervibrato and spinning the entirety of his body. He slashes in a diagonal arc then brings his sword back down, slashing along the center of its back in a vertical arc shortly after. With the two wounds dealt, the shadow clone inevitably disperses as intended, returning his chakra to him and allowing him to resheath his weapon safely for the time being.
He'd already had short breathes just from that brief training exercise, so he'd definitely have to keep practicing for a little bit before he got adjusted to it. It'd be important for him to get that out of the way before they embarked to the Land of Frost.
Learned - Cloud Style Deception Beheading | Dance of the War Demon