Saturday, December 8, 2018

What Is Kenjutsu?

Kenjutsu (ken = sword, jutsu = skill/study) is the method of studying and understanding the Japanese sword (katana) and how it was historically used by the samurai. A complete martial arts in its own standing (but always studied with other arts) kenjutsu covers etiquette and wearing the sword, drawing it from the scabbard to directly cut, returning it properly, postures, cuts, traditional forms, and grappling with it. Training is conducted with wooden replica swords that approximate the length and weight of a real sword, in addition to using bamboo swords for certain practice skills.
The benefits of kenjutsu in the modern world are many and are similar to any intense mind-body connection experience- increased concentration, coordination, and an understanding of what is around you and how it relates to the situation.
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Located in Westchester, New York we are a martial arts training group dedicated to studying the Bujinkan dojo martial arts methods of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. As friends we come together to practice the martial arts. New members and visiting martial artists are always welcome, please contact us with any questions, feedback, or inquiries.