Ryuseiken Battodo is a swordfighting martial arts style that teaches kata, sparring and culminates in test-cutting (tameshigiri) of targets with real swords.
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I have designed so far: a katana, a saya for the katana, and a sword stand! The katana is about seven inches in length, and is not sharp. The price for the katana and the saya should come out to about $20 dollars with shipping, which is great, because other sites besides Shapeways were charging almost 200!
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Posted by Nazar Cem on January 20, 2012 at 2:36am
Posted by rawnshah on January 3, 2012 at 11:55am
I came across the Northern Carlifornia Japanese Sword club (token kai) formed by the renown author of The Samurai Sword -- A Handbook, Jon Yumoto. I noticed in particular how detailed their Visual Glossary is. This is a great resource if you want to know more about the different aspects of the sword, its, manufacture, the different types of design of both the blade and the mountings.
Posted by rawnshah on October 25, 2011 at 10:05am
I've been awfully busy for quite some time, and I will try to keep adding content more regularly. Apologies to the folks who were interested in becoming members as well. I get so many spam members its hard to tell sometimes, which is why I put in the approval process.
Posted by rawnshah on October 21, 2011 at 6:34am
So far this new type of goshinken has held up pretty well. It's only been a month of use but so far nothing immediate.
We've tried it among the senseis and brown belts and it certainly held up. The entire class has used it (swapping it between people) for sparring and kata practice. They're getting used to others using it on them.
Wear and Tear
The grip is holding. Even with very hard smacks the is no paint chipping, cracks,…Continue