Ryuseiken Battodo

Japanese swordfighting

Alex Szwaykowski
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Alex Szwaykowski commented on rawnshah's blog post Planning to try out a new goshinken
"I think that it would be a good idea for the High School students, if nothing else, it would actually teach them control, which I think everyone could use more of. Maybe it would be more agreeable to the parents if they signed a release form to let…"
Mar 2, 2011
Alex Szwaykowski and Nazar Cem are now friends
Sep 4, 2010
Alex Szwaykowski commented on rawnshah's blog post Kyu testing at CFHS
"So, did I pass the kata test, or will I have to retake that portion?"
Dec 2, 2009
Alex Szwaykowski and rawnshah are now friends
Nov 25, 2009
Alex Szwaykowski commented on rawnshah's blog post 11/8/09 Cutting: How it went
"Thank you for complimenting me, but I did make several mistakes. Also, a slight correction, I am a sankyu, not a yonkyu."
Nov 10, 2009
Alex Szwaykowski is now a member of Ryuseiken Battodo
Nov 10, 2009

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What interests you about swordfighting?
Practicing is a wonderful way to focus for me, and I enjoy taking classes. I also enjoy learning about the historical significance of swords of any kind.
How did you hear about us?
A friend

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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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