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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Kenjutsu is about more than swordplay; this martial art is filled with ritual, history and precise striking techniques.

Swing back with your right hand to perform choku tsuki, sliding your feet forwards. Yes it was an Kenjktsu something I discovered much much later! These forms were formulated to study unarmored attack and defense. The art of drawing a sword is Kkenjutsu Do, and is an entire martial art in itself.

Kenjutsu has many rituals and techniques surrounding the proper handling of your blade. Nov 7, 4.

Visitor Guestbook – Your Comments are Appreciated. His idea of having the first impact baasics the tsuba guard is almost laughably kenjjutsu, really this guy has no idea 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.

Kendoka’s amazing reaction times. This will help you get enough distance in your draw to get the tip of the blade out of the scabbard. You have always to think in this way. Step forwards with your left foot and perform hidari shomen uchi. Dammit, why is he talking!

Kenjutsu schools tend take a different approach. The Shinai is kenjuutsu leather covered bamboo sword that is also used by both beginners and those who are practicing their sword handling techniques. For a curved blade sword draw in an arc the bqsics shape as the curve of the blade. The tsuba is positioned so that it lies next to the knot of the obi. There are many types of attack that can be made with a sword.


Leg-cuts and quick strikes are not shown here, only the sword-play at the center gate. Some of these rules are designed to show that your intent in the training hall is to learn and to avoid behavior which is threatening or dangerous.

Teito is in place for both safety reasons and to cultivate reverence and respect kennjutsu the sword and the art form itself. 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.

A sword is a weapon that kenjhtsu usually made of metal. Commence in ken no kamae, sliding your right foot back as you extend your left hand forwards and upwards, letting your right hand slide a little further towards kenjutsh centre kebjutsu the jo. A Basic Iaido Kata form.

Sensei, I get those exceptions. Iwama style Ken tai Jo, bokken and jo partner practices formulated to study attack and defense while wearing Japanese armor. Severe exhaustion, stress and trauma may collectively contribute towards this ailment.

Basic Kenjutsu Concepts

As the kenjutssu is made turn to your left, bringing the jo around as you extend your left hand forwards to catch it. More senior grades purple onwards typically spend time learning how to strike effectively with katana.

Lift the jo placing it along the underside of your left forearm while sliding your left foot back beside your right. Japanese Sword Arts has been written as a very basic introduction to the Japanese sword arts. To discard any elements is to miss out on cultivating the martial spirit of swordsmanship that is central to attaining true mastery. Jul 29, 2. Some start with the sword further back than others, some finish with it closer to the ground.


The sword will not suddenly stop dead when blocking the arms, so it is better to control the arms and keep the attack moving through.

Japanese Sword Training Basics

Targets for quick strikes include the wrists, collar, groin and neck. This will stop you tensing and jamming or jerking the sword in the scabbard.

The five postures are linked together in a chain of motions that allow the swordsman to adapt to any battle condition. Just proof that you can practice all you want but if you are wrong to begin with your just learning the wrong thing.

Kenjutsu Techniques – Kenjutsu – Self Defense Guides

But don’t listen to a thing this guy says, he has no training in anything relating to Japanese arts, swordsmanship or otherwise that I can see here. I’d be embarrassed even using cutlery this way.

The best example of a technique to do this would be yama arashi. Blocking is done with the edge, precisely for the reason he says you shouldn’t. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. The cuts I go for were: 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.

From here, take the jo back over your head.