Tag Archives: sword
Like many of my buyu, I am eagerly awaiting the latest release of Quest Video’s Bujinkan DVD line: Daikomyosai 2009. Having been there during the filming, I know from experience that it’s a must have for all Bujinkan shidoshi. Follow this link to watch a clip on YouTube.
Recently, I have been listening to an audiobook by Travis Lee Heermann called Heart of the Ronin. It’s fun and is helping me pass time driving to and from work. In one scene the author described a sword fight that was nicely detailed. I wondered if he had any actual swordplay experience? And in wondering, [...]
During one of our recent sword classes we discussed why proper grip is so important. But I know, that not everyone can visualize the reasoning for it or the consequences of improper grip. Here’s a neat video to illustrate the point: Here are some books that I recommend for understanding swordplay: [amtap book:isbn=4770021984] [amtap book:isbn=1583941975] [...]
So, someone sent me a link to an article with the title, “Indianapolis woman dies trying to stop sword fight.” You are thinking, of course, that the article is probably a historical piece in which we learn… Nope. Forget it. The article is dated Thursday, April 9, 2009. Now while this alone can’t explain to [...]
This was one of the more moving speech’s of the day. God of our weary years, god of our silent tears, thou, who has brought us thus far along the way, thou, who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path we pray, lest our feet stray from [...]