Kenjutsu is a Japanese martial arts focused on sword techniques. In contrast to Kendo, Kenjutsu is less focused on sparring and more on technique and katas. The basics of Japanese sword training explained. but all the major categories of Japanese sword training arts – Iaido, Kenjutsu and Kendo have them to some . Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai Learn About Kenjutsu Training and Techniques.

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Practitioners of kenjutsu maintain a delicate balance between the traditional techniques of the martial art and the constraints of modern day sporting applications. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. It was these swords that the samurai used basocs their battles and it is these swords that are used in jiu jitsu.

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This will help you get enough distance in your draw to get the tip of the blade out of the scabbard. Even the masters consider themselves basixs be humble students, constantly striving for perfection and always feeling that they can execute a cut cleaner, faster and with more precision It is innaccurate and wrong.

You have always to think in this way.

Each school will have many additional rules that apply before, during and after training. This is used to detect comment spam.

Grasp the bottom end with your left hand as it comes to a vertical position at the right side of your head in hasso no kamae. List of the Types of Sword Fighting Styles. Scabbards are also frequently etched and embossed in a Japanese style. Unlike Iwama style weapons training, the close kenutsu of the body movements in both weapons practice and empty-handed aikido is not emphasized.


While living in Florida, Blackmon began exploring issues on global warming, health and environmental science. Tum your whole body to the rear, sweeping your right foot back and round whilst swinging the jo in a sweeping strike to an imaginary opponent who is standing behind you. These are classical sword moves which serve as the basis of all the recognized modern sword schools.

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In jiu jitsu as with most of the gentle art, only the surface of a set of techniques is touched upon. Yes, my password is: Cardio football-player Created with Sketch. SportsRec is the 1 source for all things sports! His concept of blocking on the side is frankly wrong. As you step forwards with your right foot, bring your hands down and forwards, striking with the jo nasics your opponents centre.

Bokken are still weapons as much as a baseball bat could be used as a weapon. Click here to download. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. Jul 29, 2. It may well be sharper than you think. Kendo head gear were used but presented a major peripheral vision limitation against multiple attackers.

Step back with your left foot, thrusting the jo straight to your rear and turning your body to your left as you do this. This is also the sword used in several other Japanese martial arts, including Aikido. Slide your right hand forwards and perform hasso gaeshi once more, bringing your left foot back a little to finish in hasso no kamae.

Partially this is done for safety reasons after all, its stands to reason that a dojo full of sword wielding students kenjtusu be a dangerous place to be! Tum your hips further to your right and strike down and around to your rear with a round sweeping blow, keeping your feet in the same position as they were in hasso no kamae.


The art of using a sword is an entire martial art or several in it’s own right.

Jul 23, Messages: Between the handle, modern bokken also have a tsuba or hilt to protect you when practicing fighting or kata with another.

Having performed the strike in right posture, move your weight forwards on to your right foot and bring your hands up to the front of, and just above, your head with the jo pointing to your right.

I was seven years old when I used to cut sugar canes and ate them too. Do you already have an account? Expel your breath explosively as the thrust is performed. As you step back jenjutsu your right foot, push sharply down with your left hand on the jo to swing it down and up to baskcs rear. After all perfecting a throw such as koshi guruma may not be as helpful against a sword as gaining a competency in a much larger range of throws.

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I have always been fascinated by all the different forms of martial arts. Keep the tip of the sword above the horizontal.

Kenjutsu is more along the lines of actual warfare using live swords, and Kendo usually consists of training with wooden swords with protective gear being worn by both participants. Both of these weapons have slightly curved blades, and baskcs they are worn, are worn kfnjutsu the opposite hip to the sword hand with the slicing edge of the blade pointing up. To discard any elements is to miss out on cultivating the martial spirit of swordsmanship that is central to attaining true mastery.