Updated info for those interested in attending this special seminar:
The venue for Sasamori Soke's seminar has been approved and we are pleased to announce that registrations can now be made online at the website link listed below. In...
Thought I'd pass this on as this is a VERY special opportunity.
The seminar is open to EVERYONE!!
On August 8th & 9th, 2008 we will be hosting a two day training seminar with Sasamori Takemi Soke, 17th headmaster of Ono Ha Itto Ryu.
One can not just categorically lump all "Japanese Swords" together when it comes to questions of performance.
But - historically speaking and even today with production katana or custom ones - you will find that the quality varies.
In general the ability of a given blade to...
I think you meant "IaiDO" organizations! ;)
You can add the Jikishin-Kai International headed up by Shimabukuro Masayuki, Hanshi, Hachidan Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu
The 2nd edition of "Flashing Steel" is still being finalized now and you can place *pre-orders* for it now. It has updated photos and some of the text has been re-written (mostly the latter section dealing with the techniques).
If you are primarily interested in the up-to-date version then...