Some clips from combat archery practice with my students after karate class. Targeting, finding cover, dodging projectiles, and thwarting an armed attacker. This was a really fun day.
Bow and arrows from Woarchery.
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 recently bought a storage at action. And found this beautiful Japanese Samurai sword wondering if it's really or not and what the value of it is. It has no maker's mark that I can see. There is carvings of Samurai Warriors on the handle and sheath.
This is for all the practitioners of all the sword techniques (HEMA, Fencing, Kendo, Iaido, Krabi Krabong and more) out there but what do you feel makes your particular or any sword style functional in actual/simulated combat? What does your particular sword art base their foundations in; do...
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