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Samurai Swordsmanship from Black Belt Magazine features Black Belt Hall of Fame member Masayuki Shimabukuro (Weapons Instructor of the Year, 2006) and his senior student, Carl E. Long, demonstrating and explaining the history, construction, rituals and techniques associated with the samurai sword. Volume 1 covers basic concepts and features interviews with both instructors. Topics include mat cutting, forms, uniform care, sword etiquette, cleaning your weapon, thrusts, drawing and sheathing the sword and much more.
just a video naming parts of the sword, and a few basic motions, not goodPublished 1 month ago by Keaton
I passed the book on to another novice since I'm at a higher level now, but it was an enjoyable text.Published 4 months ago by Tim Smith
good starting point... get the accompanying book and all 3 videos... and get a practice sword and a pratice space... makes a good way to learn the basics... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Johnny in Texas