Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Samurai Swordmanship Vol. 2: Intermediate Basic Sword Program by Masayuki Shimabukuro (Full video)

2 year anniversary this past Sunday, Sep 7, of Masayuki Shimabukuro's passing. I posted this entry below on that day in his honor:

Today, continuing with the 2nd volume which I found on YouTube in 10 parts.

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 2 covers intermediate 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 - Thrusts

7 - Forms

8 - Drills

9 - Cutting Mats

10 - Extras

Please check out these other posts on Masayuki Shimabukuro :



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