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.
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...
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...
In this month’s 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...
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...
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 dōjō, which I have named the Hachidori Dōjō. For me, the hummingbird is a representation of endurance, precision, and maneuverability. It is for this reason -...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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
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...