Sunday, September 07, 2014

IN MEMORY OF: Masayuki Shimabukuro (Mar 1948 - Sep 7, 2012) (Samurai Swordmanship Vol. 1: Basic Sword Program)

2 years ago today, Hanshi Masayuki Shimabukuro passed away. Posting his "Samurai Swordmanship Vol. 1: Basic Sword Program" in his honor.

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.

1 - The Basics

2 - Sword Etiquette

3 - Postures

4 - Drawing Cuts

5 - Two Hand Cuts

6 - Flicking The Blood

7 - Returning The Sword

8 - Forms

9 - Drills

10 - Cutting mats parts 1 & 2

11 - Extras (Interview with Masayuki Shimabukuro)

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