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Tag Archives: katana

Master the 4 Inner Principles of Japanese Samurai Swordsmanship

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Breath control, footwork, stance and posture are the key points that seventh-degree black belt Russell McCartney, founder of ishi yama ryu battojutsu, discusses in this tutorial on the Japanese sword.
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Posted in Kendo.

Katana Care: How to Straighten a Bent Samurai Sword

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Whether you’re cutting tatami mats or bamboo stalks, it’s easy to bend the blade on a katana. Learn how to repair the damage with this essential advice from Carl E. Long.
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Posted in Edged Weapons.

Ancient Korean Swords and Sword Arts (Part 1)

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Whether you’re a martial artist with plans to visit South Korea or just a history aficionado, this two-part post will help you help you understand the China/Korea/Japan connection. Photos galore!
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Posted in Korean Martial Arts History.