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Samurai Swordsmanship Volume 2: Intermediate Sword Program

Samurai Swordsmanship Volume 2: Intermediate Sword Program Follow the warrior’s path as Masayuki...
Samurai Swordsmanship Volume 2: Intermediate Sword Program

Follow the warrior’s path as Masayuki Shimabukuro teaches you the martial arts techniques of swordsmanship.

Learn the fighting skills of the samurai as Black Belt Hall of Fame member Masayuki Shimabukuro—along with his senior student, Carl E. Long—demonstrate the martial arts techniques of the samurai of feudal Japan. In Samurai Swordsmanship Volume 2: Intermediate Sword Program, master Masayuki Shimabukuro shares his expertise and classical training, including dozens of kata, exercise sequences, and historical context for this popular Japanese sword art.
This volume also covers the following intermediate concepts:
  • mat cutting
  • forms
  • uniform care
  • sword etiquette
  • cleaning your weapon
  • thrusts
  • drawing and sheathing the sword and much more

From a young age, Masayuki Shimabukuro studied judo, karate-do, Okinawan kobudo weapons and other traditional Japanese martial arts techniques before focusing his attention on samurai swordsmanship. In 1975, Masayuki Shimabukuro began his sword training under the supervision of Miura Takeyuki Hidefusa, 20th-generation grandmaster of muso jikiden eishin-ryu in Osaka, Japan. When Masayuki Shimabukuro was appointed kokusai bucho (international chairman) of the Nippon Kobudo Jikishin-Kai, he made it his mission to spread the sword techniques of authentic eishin-ryu all over the world. (Approx. 60 min.)

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