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Sword Techniques – From Romans to Ninja!

Posted on 22 April 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Ninja Swords Throughout the centuries, there are hundreds of sword fighting techniques and katas that have been practiced and established. Nowadays, there are variety of sword kata’s that are comprised of bladed weapons like katana – ninja swords, saber, knife and samurai swords. Training with swords can certainly help you improve your physical and emotional discipline. Besides, there are several sword training routines which can help you increase your concentration and mental abilities. Sword fighting methods are classified into two, the single handed and double handed.

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Kenjutsu: “The god of the sword”

Posted on 30 July 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Unlike iaido, kenjutsu utilizes the “katana” (long sword), with a “bokken,” a wooden sword of similar size and weight, used in training.  Kenjutsu is a general name for a variety of the traditional school of lethal Japanese swordsmanship.  It’s beginning came from Japan’s feudal class known as the Samurai.  It is essentially a noncompetitive, demonstrative, performance art, which takes on the form of prearranged set movements between dueling opponents.  Over time, Kenjutsu developed into the art of Kendo.

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European Martial Arts, Part 1

Posted on 03 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Present by: The MMA Zone

The second smallest continent in the world, Europe contains a largely wealthy and extremely diverse community of cultures. In most peoples’ minds, it is probably not a continent particularly associated with indigenous martial arts. However, Europe has a long and fascinating martial arts history. As power-bases among civilizations came and went—often as a result of violent conflict and large-scale warfare—martial arts developed as a response to the environment in which warriors found themselves.

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