Ryuseiken Battodo

Japanese swordfighting

Hi All, just thought i'd share a demo i did recently.
Let me know what ya all think.It was a rush demo and i had very few mats to do it with,it was done in a total of 5 hrs so all in all it looked ok....lol

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Comment by rawnshah on December 10, 2008 at 10:33am
Sorry, I was away on trips for a month, and then busy. This is the first week I've done much here.

I particularly like the reverse-hand draw and stab to the rear/ South then cut across to NW corner. I haven't tried cutting with that grip in a while.
Comment by rawnshah on December 10, 2008 at 10:22am
Thank you Klaas sensei! You guys should watch this one.
Comment by Rich Klaas on October 12, 2008 at 6:37pm
WOW! No comments what so ever,i don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...lol

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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