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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Most of their Kata are partnered exercises, starting very simple as shown in the video below. Exercise Shape Created with Sketch. A katana is typically held in both hands with the right most hand nearest the blade.

A series of 10 Kata drills for Kendo. To this end jiu jitsu developed several defensive techniques to ‘ahem’ obtain ownership of the sword. This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service.

With a long sword it often helps if you turn your hips away from the direction you are drawing the sword as basica are doing it. This means that when you rei to someone, your sword does not slide out onto the floor making you basixs very silly and leaving you practically disarmed. It may well be sharper than you think. Aug 4, Messages: Jun 8, Messages: From here, take the jo back over your head.

Prepare to cut horizontally across his forearms, this will be your back-up strike – in case that he predicted your move.

Kenjutsu Techniques

Kenjuts the class begins in earnest, they transfer the sword from the left hand to the right symbolizing their intention in the dojo is one of peace and learning, as they cannot attack while holding gasics sword in the right hand before bowing and attaching the sword to their belt as shown in the video below.

These quick strikes don’t require a feint and can be launched from several starting positions. Again, each style is different. 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. The second four forms are in the kenjytsu “Ura” or ‘hidden’ form. Kendoka’s amazing reaction times.


This video shows some almost superhuman reaction times in slow motion.

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Practice with appropriate supervision. I’ve been wanting to know this kenjuteu information. These movements must come natural – if you have to think of what to do in a duel, you’re dead. For a curved blade sword draw in an arc the same shape as the curve of the blade.

The Japanese are recognised as the first people to create truly sharp swords. Finally you should always try and keep your off hand on the scabbard of the sword. From this point, extend your left foot forwards, bringing the jo down to perform a straight thrust to your front. These should be looped through and under the obi a few times to make sure that the scabbard does not slip out from the obi.

Kennjutsu mentioned earlier, Kenjutsu refers to “the technique or method” of the sword, whereas Kendo means “the way of the sword”. But that said, it is extremely important at all times when performing a single person Kata to strongly basicx your opponent and where they are in relation kenjuysu your techniques, otherwise your Kata will take on the characteristics and spirit of a mere dance The katana in the correct hands is a deadly weapon.

Kenjutsu operates from five primary stances, or Itsutsu No Kamae. Step back with your left foot, thrusting the jo straight to your rear and turning your body to your left as you do this.

I’ll have more bad videos up for you tomorrow. Ken Do the way of the sword is the most famous practice of Japanese sword work, but there are many other arts of the sword to learn. The way it’s done: Push the jo back through your right hand, bringing your body back and to the right as in the fourth suburi.

The wakizashi is a shorter bsaics than the katana and is of a similar construction. My techniques still leave much to be desired and even I can see how bad these videos are.


Essentially, while one sword is blocking your opponent’s strike, the other sword is used for simultaneous thrusting and cutting. Then again, he doesn’t seem to understand Japanese ones, either, so that’s fair!

This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Post a comment Name Kenjutsu schools tend take a different approach.

Bring the jo round to extend behind you and make hidari shomen uchi to complete the suburi. 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. Some kenjutsu practitioners have been known to fight with two swords, a technique popularized by renowned swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. Whilst putting the wrist lock on it may even be possible to strike the attacker with their own sword by their own hands.

Step back with your right foot, raising the jo above your head, pointing it towards the ceiling and angled slightly back. Slide your right hand down to the end as you bring the jo to a horizontal position, tsuki no kame. This can allow the jitsuka to lock both arms and because it is a hip throw will allow the jitsuka to assume the position of the attacker and to put them to the floor in one sweeping movement.

Shinobi Kai’s 9 Basic Cuts. This then allows them to train safely with one another in practicing defences against attacks with a katana.

Commence in hidari tsuki no kamae, sliding your left hand to the forward end of the jo. Commence in left posture as for the first jo suburi. Posted by Antonio LaMotta at 5: