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Kenjutsu - Japanese Swordsmanship
Posted: July 11th, 2006 2:47 pm
I currently study Kenjutsu here in the US and enjoy it tremendously. I was wondering how popular is Japanese swordsmanship in Japan and are there still many active dojos?
Thanks japanesepod101 for the great lessons!!
Posted: August 13th, 2006 10:32 pm
What school of swordsmanship? I studied 無双直伝英信流 briefly (mainly as an iaidou style). I'm still very interested but there are few places to study.
Posted: August 14th, 2006 2:24 am
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).
Re: Japanese swordsmanship
Posted: August 14th, 2006 2:55 am
rebeljedi wrote:We train using the long and short sword (wakasashi).
I believe you mean "wakizashi" (脇差).
"Wakasashi" seems to be a somewhat-common-but-entirely-bogus English bastardization of the word "wakizashi".
Posted: August 14th, 2006 1:48 pm
When I studied abroad for a month at a college in Japan they let us practice with the school's 剣道 club. So I'd say if this small school had the club, odds are it's pretty popular and common in Japan.
Posted: August 15th, 2006 11:40 pm
Kenjutu and iaidou aren't the same but are related. In contrast, kendo is really quite a bit different in my opinion. I don't think either are as common as kendo.
Posted: August 22nd, 2006 10:32 am
i study 無双直伝英信流(muso jikiden eishin ryu) iaido in germany. There are about 15 dojos in germany.
Theres a video from japan with a presentation on youtube. http://youtube.com/watch?v=v6kV3hqSmQA
You can find more videos about iaido and other martial arts in youtube too.
Posted: September 17th, 2006 11:21 pm
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.
Posted: March 28th, 2007 12:33 am
Nice video, atomsk-san!
Posted: May 20th, 2007 6:38 am
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?
Posted: May 20th, 2007 7:03 am
i would wonder if there was a special way to give a gift to a sensei. just go with the general japanese way of giving gifts. i found this article about it: http://zine375.eserver.org/zine1.html
Posted: May 20th, 2007 7:25 am
どうも有難う御座居ました、that's perfect! Thanks again!
Posted: February 27th, 2010 3:45 am
i would like to study about the japanese sword ninja
but the problem is where to study on this? do you have any suggestions?