Jukendo (Japanese Bayonet Fencing).

arnisador

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Jukendo is the Japanese martial art and martial sport of the rifle bayonet.

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Combatively, jukendo, with it's limited target areas and insistence on only using thrusts with the bayonet, would render it in part ineffectual. To this end the Japanese military supplements its training with jukenkakuto, which is similar to the kind of training that most military forces do. with many variations of technique, live blade training and a host of other exercises and drills. However, even in this training, the use of many of the standard jukendo techniques is prevalent. In fact, in talking with many of the high ranking teachers, it is evident that they view jukendo - as opposed to using the bayonet in a realcombative function - as having very little to with any technical differences: instead they indicate that the main difference is one of motivation or
psychologicalintent. In jukendo, one is trying to score a point, in real bayonet fighting one is trying to down one's opponent.

See also:
http://homepage.mac.com/UKjukendo/Jukendo.html
http://www.furyu.com/onlinearticles/Jukendo1.html
 

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There are two kinds of jukendo, depending on what you are talking about...

There is the rifle bayonet fighting jukendo, where a wooden rifle with rubber butt covering and rubber barrel covering are used against an opponent while both participants are wearing modified kendo armor.

Nasty stuff to watch.

There is also the short sword guerilla fighting jukendo, again with the kendo armor, but armed only with a short sword shinai.

Again, nasty stuff.

:samurai:
 
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Originally posted by arnisador

Is there an older "jukenjitsu" system that is still extant?

Nope, never was such a thing.
Jukendo is a new art developed for modern rifle warfare around the turn of the last century.

If anyone wants to see the art or even try it they can at the Budo Seminar held at the Budo Daigaku in Chiba every year.
 

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Matt Stone said:
There are two kinds of jukendo, depending on what you are talking about...

There is the rifle bayonet fighting jukendo, where a wooden rifle with rubber butt covering and rubber barrel covering are used against an opponent while both participants are wearing modified kendo armor.

Nasty stuff to watch.

There is also the short sword guerilla fighting jukendo, again with the kendo armor, but armed only with a short sword shinai.

Again, nasty stuff.

:samurai:
Very true on the nasty stuff. I have seen training and it is crazy.:erg:
 

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arnisador said:
I don't quite get the distinction between it and tankendo.

Tankendo is taught as almost an auxilliary art to jukendo. Basically, you are taught how to use the unfixed bayonet, close combat style. There are several formats for training in tankendo, the opponent can be armed with another tanken, a shinai or a juken. You learn paired forms and then do shiai in bogu as in jukendo.
 

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The only people in the US that can teach jukendo and tankendo are Meik and Diane Skoss of koryu.com I have been after Meik to get some jukendo going in the US and in time it will likely happen.

Aaron Fields
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Sea-Town Sombo
www.seattle-jujutsu.org
 

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They called it controlled aggression . Does anyone on here do Junkendo?

more my time below with the SLR .. the instructor is great a jock too....lol
 

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The founder of aikido had extensive training in bayonet fighting. IMO it's mostly apparent in the stance but some strikes must have made their way into our staff techniques.
Edit: I've just remembered that there are old manuals teaching techniques against bayonets.
 
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