We study Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu here in Chandler, Arizona. Our class is slowly growing as we now have 12 full time members. It's great fun even with the occasional bruise. We use shinai to train since our style is a highly combative one. We train using the long and short sword (wakasashi).
samuraidragon wrote:kendo, being a sport (albeit a very "deep" sport) is the most popular. there's something like 7 million kendoka in japan (with another million worldwide). even colleges in the U.S. have clubs.
失礼ですが、if I may please ask: when a student has been away for some time and wishes to present a returning gift to 先生、what traditions, greetings and rituals should be observed as proper etiquette in the presentation of the gift?