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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.

Ninja History 101: Ninjutsu Training

Masaaki Hatsumi, one of Japan’s few remaining ninja practitioners, describes the ninja of old as the perfect all-around athletes of their day. Learn about the intense regimen that produced such well-rounded warriors.

How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey With a Samurai Sword

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!

Samurai Weapons Training: Masayuki Shimabukuro Demonstrates Mat Cutting With the Short Sword

Watch the late Masayuki Shimabukuro use a short samurai sword for swift and graceful cutting of a single-roll tatami mat!

Samurai Facts vs. Samurai Myths and Legends

Samurai Swordsmanship authors Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long answer the most common questions Black Belt magazine receives about Japanese swords!

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.

Budo History: The Role of Ancient Samurai Swordsman Scrolls

Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry examines the role that scrolls and tablets played in the transmission of the budo in ancient Japan!

Ninjutsu Training Commentary and Video by Jack Hoban, Student of Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi

Ninjutsu training expert Jack Hoban, student of Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi, comments on their years as master and student in the art of the ninja.

Ancient Korean Swords and Sword Arts (Part 2)

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.

Ancient Korean Swords and Sword Arts (Part 1)

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.