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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Japanese Sword Training Basics

If you are using a bokken, this will not have a scabbard, but if you take the overlap of the obi at the back and bring it around to the side where the scabbard would be this is easily done with a couple of fingersthe bokken can be slid into the cross as shown in the diagram. Lift the jo placing it along the underside of your left forearm while sliding your left foot back beside your right.

If you touch the blade, you taste it. However the folding of steel and other metals led to stronger swords that retained their sharpness for more than a few blows. This then allows them to train safely with one another in practicing defences against attacks with a katana.

Basic Kenjutsu Concepts

This is used to detect comment spam. It first appeared in the 15th century as a means of military training for the Samurai class but was soon incorporated into the Ninja culture.

The wakizashi was another basivs weapon of the Samurai and was often used in the off hand to the katana. I hope this information on Japanese Sword Training has been helpful. Bokken are still weapons as much as a baseball bat could be used as a weapon.


Learn About Kenjutsu Training and Techniques Kenjutsu is yet another of the popular martial arts that originated in Japan. Everything from the way your sword is carried to the way you clean blood off the blade is carefully orchestrated.

Kenjugsu for more details Posted by Antonio LaMotta at 5: Yet for those who are curious as to what to expect in a JSA Japanese Sword Art dojo, or others with a purely academic interest, this article is at the very least, a tentative introduction to the mindsets and training methodologies of the arts as a whole His action is very bad, he has no idea of how the sword works to cut, you just don’t need the type of action he is describing to the degree he’s saying!

It should come as no big surprise that free sparring with live blades is not a part of Japanese sword training, though at the highest levels, Masters perform partnered exercises with razor sharp live blade Shinken Katana made in Japan using traditional techniques. The cuts I go for were: Swing back with your right hand to perform choku tsuki, sliding your feet forwards.

The art of Iai Do for example gasics solely kenjuysu the art of drawing the sword from it’s sheath, whereas Tameshi Giri concentrates on the art of actually cutting with kehjutsu sword. The tsuba is positioned so that it kenjtusu next to the knot of the obi. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles.

While there is some crossover between the Iaido and Kenjutsu schools, it is reasonable to say that Iaido has an emphasis on solo kata while Kenjutsu has a stronger emphasis on partnered exercises.


As you step forwards with your right foot, bring your hands down and forwards, striking with the jo to your opponents centre.

Kenjutsu schools tend take a different approach. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: Practitioners of kenjutsu maintain a delicate balance between the traditional techniques of the martial art and the constraints of modern day sporting applications.

This is to protect the metal of the sword as much as the fingers of the person in question.

Japanese Sword Training Basics

No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Kenjutsu has no restrictions or point systems in its fighting form, and is steeped in martial arts tradition. I’d be embarrassed even using cutlery this way. The first thing we ever got told about swords was that kenjutdu never ever touch the blade.

Take a long step forward with your right foot, sweeping the jo forwards across an imaginary opponent’s face, holding it with your right hand only and catching it with your left hand over your head on the bbasics side after the sweep is complete, finishing in kenjuteu defensive position.

Targets for quick strikes include the wrists, collar, groin and neck. That’s what I was meaning. His idea of having the first impact near the tsuba guard is almost laughably wrong, really this guy has no idea