Japanese Sword and Sword Arts Forum Charter For the polite and professional discussion of the swords and sword arts of Japan. This forum is for the discussion of: - Traditional Japanese swords - Modern Japanese Style Swords (Paul Chen for example) - discussing/questioning relative merits of Japanese-style swords The Japanese Swordsmanship Arts Forum is specifically for topics related to the actual physical practice of the Japanese sword arts in a traditional dojo setting. - Traditional sword styles and schools. - Maintaining and making a traditional Japanese sword This Forum is Not for: - those with a non-traditional or innovative approach. Please post on the General Sword Forum. - Fantasy / Anime weaponry. This includes Ninja-to, Reverse Blade swords and swords with the blades on the inside. Please post on the General Sword Forum. - "Budget" sword like objects. Your $15 Flea Market special is not a real sword. Also, this forum is not the place on How to learn swordwork--get an instructor, please. NO LEGITIMATE INSTRUCTOR CAN TEACH YOU BY COMPUTER. The official policy is that Self-Training is dangerous, and we do not endorce it at all. We reserve the right to update this charter as needed.