1. K

    Help me find a dojo in my state.

    I live in Norwich, CT and I can't find any Iaido, Kenjutsu, or Kendo dojos. I've been searching the internet to try and find one, but no luck. I'm hoping someone here can help me find a dojo in Connecticut.
  2. Christopher Adamchek

    Intermediate padded training swords

    Im looking for padded training sword that would be like an intermediate between a shinai and an action flex sword but not the style that is the pcv covered in thin foam. Any recommendations ?
  3. I

    Try to Win, or Just Not Lose?

    Here is a strategic philosophical question - A. Funakoshi Gichin said, "Do not think of winning - think of not losing." B. One of the maxims of the Jigenryu sword school (several Okinawan karate masters were trained in this) is, "The sword is a tool to defeat the enemy, not a tool to...
  4. Czlowiekfala

    Tameshigiri video guide part IX

    According to well known tameshigiri legend a well sharpen sword should cut through seven bodies. Regardless of sword sharpness without a proper technique cuttting through many targets will not be possible. Yokonarabi combination puts cutting angles to the test. In the case of technique being...
  5. Czlowiekfala

    Tameshigiri video guide - part VI

    Hi guys!, In this months video I am taking a closer look at Nami Gaeshi. The combination consits of three cuts and it is executed on two mats. While performing the cuts it is important to stop the sword after the first cut and to rotate your hips in order to add more power to the third...
  6. Czlowiekfala

    Tameshigiri (Test Cutting) video guide

    Hi, First of all I apologise for self promotion, however I would like to let you guys now about a small project I am currently running. Every month (starting from February) I am going to post a video showing various Tameshigiri techniques combinations along with the cut patterns. It is quite...
  7. N

    New Training Group in DFW Area

    Hello everyone! After several years of my teacher recommending that I do so, I have finally come to a place where I am ready to open a dj, which I have named the Hachidori Dj. For me, the hummingbird is a representation of endurance, precision, and maneuverability. It is for this reason -...
  8. Inyokai Dojo

    Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu European Seminar

    Hello to everyone! Hoping to do something nice, I just wanted to point out that for the first time, the European seminar of Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu will be held in Italy, in Foligno, from 8 to 12 August 2018, under the guidance of Takanori Kajiya, 12th soke. The Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu is a kenjutsu...
  9. K

    Paul Chen Swords: XL vs Elite Blades- Any Real Difference?

    Greetings! I am new to the forums (first post, actually), so, hi! I am taking kenjutsu. I have always wanted to learn the sword, and I now have the means to peruse this Way. I will need to purchase a shinken (live blade) at some point, and I am looking at the Paul Chen Tori katana. However, I...
  10. Aiki Lee

    Bokken, bokuto, or both?

    Hey, I have always been under the impression that bokken and bokuto are interchangeable terms, and that both are correct. Recently I have heard that bokuto is actually the preferred terminology in Japan. So I have some questions specifically to those who train in sword arts or in Japan. 1...
  11. D

    To vs Ken & Their Jutsu

    First of all, I'm glad to finally join you guys on this great forum. :D Formalities out of the way, I would like to ask your guys' expertise on the matter combining arts and swords. Familiar with kenjutsu, I encounter tojutsu mentioned here and there in articles, and only referred to as a very...
  12. ant888

    Kenjutsu techniques

    Hello all, I've been looking for a guide (can be pdf) on the kenjutsu basics. I would like to practice at home, while not at the dojo. (With a bokken). I've been searching all around the Web, but came up empty. Would someone happen to know of a place/have one I could look at? Thank you, ant888
  13. Samurai-do

    For the Love of the Japanese Sword!

    For the love of the Japanese sword Comments, reactions feedback, always appreciated :) (apologies if you are seeing this for the second time, I realised it was languishing in the wrong category!)
  14. Samurai-do

    For the love of the Japanese sword!

    For the love of the Japanese sword Comments, reactions feedback, always appreciated :)
  15. RHONDA

    kenjutsu or similar practice in NE Iowa

    Hi, I have recently moved to dubuque, iowa and am looking for some one to practice with. I have studied IsshynRyu karate (2nd degree Black Belt), Aiki Kenjutsu (2nd degree Black Belt), and ken ae (meditative sword art) (1st degree Black Belt) at Harp Karate in Rochester NY. Thanks for your...