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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What Is Kenjutsu and How Does It Differ From Kendo?

A vertical cut to the right side of the shoulder 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. This then allows them to train safely with one another in practicing defences against attacks with a katana. The art of drawing a sword is Iai Do, and is an entire martial art in itself. His idea of having the first impact near the tsuba guard is almost laughably wrong, really this guy has no idea Yes, my password is: Grasp the top of the jo with your right hand, thumb downwards.

There are always clear cutting and piercing moves at specific targets from both weapons. In cases like this, there are a variety of videos and instructional books that can provide you with enough training to allow you to reach a certain level of competence. This is to protect the metal of the sword as much as the fingers of the person in question.

Kenjutsu – Black Belt Wiki

The tsuba is held in place by a rubbery band called a habaki. For a curved blade sword draw in an arc the same shape as the curve of the blade. The wakizashi is not as obvious as a katana, and so whilst not as visually impressive, it can be more easily concealed – making at least equally as deadly if not more so. Kfnjutsu this diligently, this whole move takes a split-second. Slide the jo through your left hand back and then forwards, swinging your right hand up to the front of your centre. Jiu jitsu aims for an all round coverage of techniques so that no matter what the situation the jitsuka can react appropriately.


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lenjutsu Both hands kejutsu now be at the forward end of the jo. One that hones our minds and intent to a razor sharpness nearly as keen as that of the ancient samurai swords. They won’t pierce the skin whne pressed gently to it, but they will cut if force is applied. There is always a life time of study to be spent on each technique. Tum it over your head to the striking position in preparation for shomen uchi strike right wrist twists, left hand moves to end of Jo.

No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. The art of Iai Do for example focuses solely on the art of drawing the sword from it’s sheath, whereas Tameshi Giri concentrates on the art of actually cutting with a sword. The cost USD will include training and lodgings. There is always a rotation of the hips as well as clear movements of the hands and arms. Bokken are still weapons as much as a baseball bat could be used as a weapon. Stepping quickly to the outside and placing a covering hand on the hilt of the sword, the other hand can come forward to take the face nad eyes in order to take the attacker’s balance backwards causing them to fall – probably onto their own sword.

In drawing the sword, you should try to follow the curvature of the blade. Start to step forwards with your right foot as you bring the jo up to your head changing the grip with your right hand, and complete your step forwards as you strike with shomen uchi in right posture. Contained within these seemingly archaic movements are many lethal techniques that, ideally at least, are based on tried and tested combat techniques. There should be about a finger’s distance between the index finger of the right hand and the tsuba.


Practice with appropriate supervision. Kendo head gear were used but presented a major peripheral vision limitation against multiple attackers. Log in or Sign up. Reach down with your right hand to grasp the jo near its base. Taking the previously described attacks as examples the following techniques could be used: There are many types of attack that can be made with a sword.

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Japanese Sword Training Basics

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As such, even the basics are subject to continual refinement, and it is most definitely a journey best started with proper instruction under the watchful eye of a qualified teacher. Do you already have an account? Fake your intention to draw your opponent in and then perform a double-handed forward thrust, targeting the face or chest.

Use of the jo is also a very good method of achieving co-ordination of body, limbs and mind, and to this end, many exercises have been developed using it. Turn your hips to the left, stepping forwards with your right foot, and bring the jo around at knee level to strike at your opponents lower legs. It was these swords that the samurai used in their battles and it is these swords that are used in jiu jitsu.

Commence in left posture.