Ryuseiken Battodo

Japanese swordfighting

I found a site that sells wooden Bokuto with a Saya!

These are so cool!
Take a look!



The Bokuto come complete with a Saya and Sageo.
(You can even pick the Sageo color. :D )
Sageo come in black, blue, red, cream and brown

I feel these would be a great addition to the class as they would feel more like holding a real sword. Students could also practice sword drawing and sheathing techniques effectively with a Saya. Also beginning level students would be able to learn proper Saya and Sageo handling techniques without all the inherent dangers in handling a real sword.

They have them for sale here about halfway down the page:

I feel these would be very useful in practicing Kata that involve sword drawing and sheathing.
From Nukitsuke to Chiburi and Nohtoh these could become invaluable learning tools.

I'm Buying one :D
But I'm keeping my old Bokuto in the new Saya.

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Hey thanks! Nice find. I wonder if it weighs about the same. The one I have now with a saya is too flimsy to use for anything other than individual training. It'd snap if I hit anything with it, but then I didn't expect much for $25.

I'll email these folks to see what they charge and what it weighs.
How did it turn out?

The Saya are made out of PVC so they should be able to take a beating. :D

plz email me



Web sites & Resources

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan (2008) - Phoenix, AZ, Feb 23-28, Heritage Square

Battodo Ryuseiken in Japan. Also a partial site in english.

The Kodenkan of Tucson

The UofA Ryuseiken Battodo on the ASUA site

Tameshigiri.com - where we get goza. The ordering and shipping process are given.

Hanwei/Paul Chen swords

The Knighthawk Armoury builds some interesting realistic looking goshinken. They're expensive but they claim to be pretty durable (not yet tested by us).

Folding a Hakama the proper way

Woodall's Custom Workshop makes nice cutting stands for tameshigiri.

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