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Tag Archives: japanese swordsmanship

How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey With a Samurai Sword

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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!
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Posted in Edged Weapons.

Samurai Training: Toshishiro Obata and the Five Rings of Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Japanese swordsmanship master Toshishiro Obata founded his art of shinkendo in response to the incompleteness he found in other samurai training. Learn how he set out to develop his own art rather than change those already in existence.
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Posted in Edged Weapons.

Katana Tricks and Stupid Japanese Sword Injuries

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Do not allow anyone to swing a sharp sword at you.

You’d think that would be common sense—like “Don’t walk in front of a speeding bus.” Apparently, though, while people walking directly and deliberately in front of oncoming traffic is blessedly rare, it’s fairly easy to see videos of people in a dojo or a demo
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Posted in Edged Weapons, Iaido, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Kendo.