Ryuseiken Battodo

Japanese swordfighting

Christopher Arendt
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Started this discussion. Last reply by shakeel Feb 14, 2009.

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What interests you about swordfighting?
I love the Self Discipline aspects of Swordfighting.
I like that it teaches Honor and Respect.
I like the Self defense applications.
I like that it emphasizes speed and fluidity of motion over brute strength.
I also like to hit people in sparring matches.
How did you hear about us?

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At 12:34pm on June 30, 2008, Monica Margaret Voge said…
Well, I haven't seen Wall-e yet. But I heard it's really good. I was actually seeing Wanted that night at the mall. Sorry I didn't stop to talk to you, but I was dead tired and just wanted to go home and crash. :)
At 12:03pm on May 22, 2008, Ashley Lancaster said…
lol, you still remember! Nice. Wrist locks are so fun. ^_^ And you better believe that I love studying any martial arts, especially sword fighting. XD lol, that would be so much fun to spar with you. :P We should do that so time. =3

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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