Are you getting adventurous today and thinking of carving the Thanksgiving turkey with a samurai sword? Let’s hope the turkey’s tender as can be this Thanksgiving so you don’t bend your blade cutting through it!
Search Results for: samurai swordsmanship
– November 28, 2013
Watch the late Masayuki Shimabukuro use a short samurai sword for swift and graceful cutting of a single-roll tatami mat!
– August 21, 2013
Samurai Swordsmanship authors Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long answer the most common questions Black Belt magazine receives about Japanese swords!
– August 19, 2013
Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords
Do you love samurai movies? Have you always been fascinated with samurai weapons? Do you want to learn but don’t know where to even begin? In this FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — sword master James Williams shares his experience and expert advice based on decades of practice and study in the field of samurai weapons.
– August 14, 2013
Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry examines the role that scrolls and tablets played in the transmission of the budo in ancient Japan!
– July 22, 2013
Ninjutsu training expert Jack Hoban, student of Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi, comments on their years as master and student in the art of the ninja.
– July 17, 2013
In South Korea, two sword arts with claimed ancient roots — kumdo and haedong kumdo — have different ties with the nation’s martial past. Learn how they fit into Korean history, as well as that of Japan.
– April 11, 2013
If you’re a martial artist with plans to visit South Korea, this article will help you enjoy the time you spend in any museum with a sword display. If you’re just a martial artist who loves history, it will help you understand the China-Korea-Japan connection.
– April 10, 2013
Samurai Weapons Video: Behind the Scenes of Masayuki Shimabukuro’s Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship 3-DVD Set
In this EXCLUSIVE video, we take you into the studio, behind the cameras, for a glimpse of a true sword master in action! This is some of the last footage of Masayuki Shimabukuro shot at Black Belt magazine — and perhaps anywhere.
– March 27, 2013
If you’re a beginner, the Japanese sword arts — with their bokken, shinai, shinken, iaito and so on — can be intimidating. This article provides a brief overview of the categories of weapons and the ways they’re used in arts like kendo, kenjutsu, iaido and so on.
– March 11, 2013