Martial Arts - Kenjutsu - Shortsword Foundation
What you'll learn
- Understand basic postures
- Execute basic cuts
- Perform basic deflections
- Shoutou Bokken (Wooden training shortsword) or Shoutou Shinai (Bamboo training shortsword)
- Martial Arts - Taijutsu - Beginner Foundation (Taihenjutsu Shoden)
Jade Tiger School Kenjutsu Shortsword Foundation contains all the basic techniques to prepare you for the practice of kenjutsu or Japanese swordsmanship with the shortsword. Focusing on postures, attack and receiving methods, shortsword foundation will develop your weapon skills and train you in the ways of the samurai.
Designed for solo practice, this course can be done anywhere with a shoutou bokken (wooden training shortsword), shoutou shinai (bamboo training sword) or any short sword-like implement (ie. stick). Just follow along with the videos and practice the techniques 10000 times to start your weapon arts journey and begin your mastery of kenjutsu.
Discover the ancient art of Japanese swordsmanship and become strong, confident and efficient. These techniques will allow you to handle a short sword and perform basic cutting, receiving and evasion. The Jade Tiger School has been passed down for hundreds of years and has survived the test of time, and with this course you can learn the ancient secrets of the Samurai for only a few hours of training a week.
If you have ever had an interest in swordsmanship and want to improve your balance, bearing and control, then this is the course for you!
Who this course is for:
- Students interested in learning about the Japanese Shortsword (Shoutou)
I'm an 8th Degree black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu under Dr. Hatsumi Masaaki; the last living Ninja. The Bujinkan is an organisation and that teaches the martial arts of the Samurai, Ninja and Sohei (Warrior Monks). I've been training martial arts for 24 years. I first started with Judo and trained until I was 18, then started Japanese jujutsu and ninjutsu, which I have been training ever since.
I run my own dojo in Brisbane, Australia and travel to Japan yearly to train with Dr. Hatsumi at the Honbu Dojo (Main Branch). I have also previously lived in Japan to train Ninjutsu and Japanese martial arts.
My background is in business and communications, but I have served in both the Army and Navy as a Rifleman and Warfare Officer respectively. I have studied cyber-intelligence and counter-terrorism, but gradually migrated over to business intelligence and data analysis after I completed my degree.
I have been involved with martial arts for most of my life and consider it part of who I am. It influences how I live and its principles guide my actions. I wouldn't be who I am today without having trained in the martial arts.
To me martial arts is more than a hobby, its a way of life.