Samurai Sword Techniques…

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Samurai Sword Techniques…
Original Poster: nEo-Wolf
Forum: Japanese Martial Arts
Posted On: 02-04-2004, 00:58

Orginal Post: nEo-Wolf: I will be buying a wooden Samurai sword soon as a practice weapon. I was wondering if you guys knew any good site that have sword techniques or books that are very helpfull for teaching smaurai sword technqiues… Also any sites or books for the Kama would be appreciated…

Post: MrApollinax:

Book of Five Rings>

Post: bamboo:

A little advice about your new bokken,

Sand it down then use your bare hand to rub in linseed oil, do 3 coats. The heat from the friction of the rubbing is important for setting it. This should take about 3-4 hours to do it right, but it will make the bokken last ALOT longer. The finish on most store bought bokken are shoddy at best.

Good luck,

bamboo>

Post: bamboo:

“Sword of No Sword” by John Stevens.

Gives stances and strategies.

I would really recomend that you try to get a teacher though, books simply cannot teach mai-ai, control and humbleness. I quick example, we had a guy come into the dojo claiming to know the first 5 kumi tachi from our system, he learned from video and practiced with a friend. The first parry he did in the first kata was so weak his partners bokken went through and his own bokken smacked him HARD on the head.

good luck,

-bamboo>

Post: setsu nin to:

bamboo

i see that you are realy imprest with Itto Shoden Muto Ryu :)

nEo-Wolf
I may try to finde you some good book, but what you whats. Do you whant Kenjutsu, Kendo, Iaijutsu, Iaido, do you whant some specific ryuha?>

Post: bamboo:

Setsu said:

Quote:
bamboo

i see that you are realy imprest with Itto Shoden Muto Ryu

Very much so. It is one of the first that really sparked my interest in a very long time. To tell the truth, I was never a great fan of the sword and always prefered the jo. Now though, Although I will remain a jo fan first, I have a renewed interest in the sword thanks to Shoden Muto Ryu.

-bamboo>

Post: nEo-Wolf:

“I may try to finde you some good book, but what you whats. Do you whant Kenjutsu, Kendo, Iaijutsu, Iaido, do you whant some specific ryuha?”

Well various books really, I would like to have a look at various styles I just need to know which are the best books to read really…
Also too bamboo, thanks for the advice about th linseed oil, that will help alot. Thnaks guys…>

Post: nEo-Wolf:

Oh yeah I forgot tomention that my instructor is knows quite a bit about sword and won a few compotitions for sword forms, I would just like to practise a few moves from various styles to see if I can make a custom form eventually…>

Post: setsu nin to:

nEo-Wolf

Well I will finde something good for you. But I have to say that I dont support learning Japanese sword art from books and video tapes. there are too many little trcks which you wwhant finde in book or on video and these tricks made diference between good and bad swordman.

I have few more questions.
Are you interested in books in Japanese?
Some other language except English?
Kenjutsu, Kendo, Iaido, Iaijutsu?>

Post: setsu nin to:

nEo-Wolf

http://www.budointernational.com/html/america/aikido/aikido5.htm
Exelent video. Sueyoshi Akeshi made exelent tape. (Akeshi – white gi on tape). In my opinion he made everything before Aikido in that tape, moust of the tape are Aikijujutsu and Ono-ha Itto-ryu from Aikibudo techniques. Also Akeshi is desperaely trying to create Aikijujusu from Aikido.

http://www.budointernational.com/html/america/japanese/japanese2.htm
This is Iaido video tape. And again Sueyoshi Akeshi. Tape is moust about Sen No Sen and Go No Sen. In my opinion its realy good Iaido tape for start.

These two video tapes (Kenjutsu and Iaido) are exelent for start in my opinion. I choose them becouse Sueyoshi Akeshi is realy good Sensei and sword master. These tapes will be exelent introduction of Japanese sword art to you.>

Post: Wilhelm von Wänkensteïn:

The Katori Shinto-ryu series, ‘Deity and the Sword’, by Otake Ritsuke & Co. is always a winner – hard to go wrong with Katori Shinto-ryu :mrgreen: , but it’s an awfully subtle style and hard to learn on one’s own.>

Post: setsu nin to:

Hammerhead

That was exelen choice I thought to put Katori Shinto Ryu too. I realy respect work of Risuke Otake. He heve exelent books about Katori Shinto Ryu but in my opinion it would be better to start with something more adapted for beginers. In my opinion Sueyoshi Akeshi is better for beginers than Risuke Otake becouse Risuke Otake writte for beginers in Japanese way and Sueyoshi Akeshi writte for beginers in Western way.>

Post: setsu nin to:

One thing more. I dont whan that anyone ake me wrong. Katori Shinto Ryu is exelent ryu, I realy respect it as art. Same is with Risuke Otake.>

Post: Wilhelm von Wänkensteïn:

You know your kenjutsu literature better than I do, setsu old boy :wink: Otake’s book is the only notable work on Katori Shinto that I’ve seen, so I simply went with what I knew :mrgreen:>

Post: setsu nin to:

Hammerhead

Many of Budo Int. videos are made for people who never sudied art, so videos are made to make art interesting to someone who never practiced it before. There is many crap videos, but some of them are good.>

Post: nEo-Wolf:

Like the looks of those video’s too setsu nin to thanks…>

Post: setsu nin to:

nEo-Wolf

No problem nEo-Wolf, if you have some more question just ask.>

Post: lakan_sampu:

I suggest you incorporate also the Samurai’s philosophy; the “NO MIND” aspect. It will help greatly ur techniques w/out planning on them and ur FOCUSING strikes will be improved.that’s all. Instructor’s mreally beter than books.>

Post: setsu nin to:

li_siao_lung

It would be best for him to join to Dojo, but he cant (I think so). So he have to adapted his traning to what he have, and thats videos and books.>

Post: nEo-Wolf:

True, I dont think theres any sword instuctors for a long distance, my instructor know quite a few techniques so that will help.>

Post: setsu nin to:

nEo-Wolf

Moust important in my opinion are that you see do you realy like it and to see diferent styles so that you may choose what you whant, to choose something which is best for you.>

Post: nEo-Wolf:

Dont worry I will… The only thing that gets me these days is MArtialArts competitions have turned into Gymnastics and Martial arts competitions, combastics if you will. And many of the events I’ve seen, you have to be able to do all kinds of somersaults etc in order to win. At least there a few types of competitions that dont anyway. The XMA type fighting is cool but I’d love to see someone try it in a street fight… :D>

Post: paa069:

www.ninjitsu.com then go to videos, weapons, then sword>

Post: nEo-Wolf:

Ah thats great man thanks…>

Post: setsu nin to:

paa069

Pls, where did you finde that webpage.>

Post: Bushi:

You could start a whole new thread just critiquing that site.>

Post: setsu nin to:

Bushi

I finde more useful zaius
http://www.media.ebaumsworld.com/index.php?e=katanaslip.mpg
than these ninja page>

Post: superjim:

HAHAHA nice technique setsu nin to… I bet thats exactly the kind of technique he’s looking for. Some guy comes up to him on the street and he draws his sword (don’t ask me why he has it, he’s the one with the sword) then… well you know.>

Post: setsu nin to:

superjim

Well that special seacret technique for anemy. You learn your anemy these technique and when he try to attack you he cut himself :mrgreen: :lol:>

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