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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This is a thankful state of affairs! Kendo vs Kenjutsu Video. Be advised that a bokken is quite capable of breaking bones, and in fact were often times the preferred weapon of the Ninja class, as they could be carried close to the body, and were not subject to rust due from the humidity that is found in the Japanese islands.

The best example of a technique to do this would be yama arashi. This also means that your hands will be able bazics hold the sword comfortably for a much greater length of time. Slide your left hand to the front end of the jo, turning your hips further into left posture and perform ushiro tsuki to your right side at chest level.

A vertical cut to the right side of the bascis and out through the left armpit it 1 begins in the same position as the basic overhead cut and 2 then tilts slightly on a diagonal path as it is levered by the left hand.

In drawing the sword, you should try to follow the curvature of the blade.


This is used to detect comment spam. With a long sword it often helps if you turn your hips away from the direction you are drawing the sword as you are doing it.

You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Deflect his strike in this way. The sword thrust is one of the main fighting techniques of kenjutsu.

More senior grades purple onwards typically spend time learning how to strike effectively with katana. They arte essentially practice weapons, and potentially safer basic a metal sword. Essentially, while one sword is blocking your opponent’s strike, the other sword is used for simultaneous thrusting and cutting. Bay Marin Aikido offers students the unique opportunity to train in both Iwama Style weapons and the Ken tai Jo sword and staff weapons forms of Sugawara Sensei. This will help you get enough distance in your draw to get the tip of the blade out of the scabbard.

Kenjutsu Techniques

Be advised that a direct strike to the ears can damage nerves in that area and may cause paralysis on that side of the face bells basjcs. These movements must come natural – if you have to think of what to do in a duel, you’re dead. Practice with appropriate supervision.

Just proof that you can practice all you want but if you are wrong to begin with your just learning the wrong thing. Shinobi Kai’s 9 Basic Cuts. Kenjutsu has a number of quick strikes in which one hand remains on the pommel of the sword and the other hand rests on the ridge of the blade itself. For a straight bladed sword draw in a straight line. The principle use for the jo is as a weapon to counter and attack other aggressors who are armed with similar weapons or as a weapon to neutralise an unarmed attacker.


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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. Learn About Kenjutsu Training and Techniques Kenjutsu is yet another of the popular martial arts that originated in Japan. Just to clarify, the blade can be touched if needed during the performance of the techniques hand on the back of the blade to support it, moving the blade through your hands for noto, the semi-chiburi action of Katori Shinto Ryu etchowever it should be avoided unless required.

The strategy behind thrusting is to first lure your opponent into an ill-timed strike. While each school and each style does it a little differently, almost all start out with the class lined up with the most senior students at the front, to the most junior at the back facing the Sensei. They are all fluent applications of variable techniques.

The five postures are linked together in a chain of motions that allow the swordsman to adapt to any battle condition.

You have always to think in this way. Again, each style is different. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Originating with the Samurai class of Japan, Kenjutsu means “the method of” or “the technique of” the sword. I’d be embarrassed even using cutlery this way. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data.