Ryuseiken Battodo

Japanese swordfighting

April 2011 Blog Posts (1)

The new goshinken


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,…


Added by rawnshah on April 19, 2011 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

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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