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Kenjutsu - Japanese Swordsmanship

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Kenjutsu - Japanese Swordsmanship

Postby rebeljedi » 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?

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Postby tiroth » 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.

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Japanese swordsmanship

Postby rebeljedi » 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).

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Re: Japanese swordsmanship

Postby Bueller_007 » 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".

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Postby Brody » 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.
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Postby tiroth » August 15th, 2006 11:40 pm

剣術と居合い道と同じじゃないけど関係があります。剣道はかえってちょおとちょがうと思います。居合い道や剣術は剣道ほど人気がないと思います。

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.

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Postby atomsk » 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.

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Postby samuraidragon » 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.

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Postby Yoshiko » March 28th, 2007 12:33 am

Nice video, atomsk-san!

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Postby ピーターズ » 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.


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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?

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Postby atomsk » 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

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Postby ピーターズ » May 20th, 2007 7:25 am

どうも有難う御座居ました、that's perfect! Thanks again!

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Postby blackdragon00 » 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?


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