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Shinkendo Tameshigiri Paperback – April 1, 2005
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Why would anyone want to cut stuff with a katana? Well, it's fun. But there are a number of other reasons. For myself, I am an Aikido student, and the practice of tameshigiri has a lot to offer in terms of the teaching of ma'ai (distance), timing, form and movement, and perhaps most important, a noble frame of mind.
This book will explain everything necessary for safe and efficient tameshigiri practice. The biggest help I have found is the various cutting patterns and kata that are shown. For students of Shinkendo, this is a training manual. For students of Aikido, this book will show you new doors, and help you reveal the true forms behind your technique.
The criticism (and it is a small one) is there should be more detailed explanations on cleaning swords after cutting, but this book should be in an every Japanese sword practitioner's library no matter what style you study!!!!