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StealthAssassin
9/16/2017 10:04pm,
Hello, i am new here and i wanted to post a video but i seem to have trouble doing so. Anyway, when I figure it out, the video I am supposed to post is about a guy on facebook who claims thatbhe learned how to use the katana in Shorin Ryu Karate. Question. Does karate (Shorin Ryu to be precise) teach students how to use the japanese sword?

submessenger
9/16/2017 11:51pm,
Moved MABS -> YMAS

Welcome, SA. Somebody will be along to answer your question, shortly.

BJMills
9/16/2017 11:58pm,
The question is not, does Shorin Ryu Karate teach the sword. The question is, does the sword teach Shorin Ryu!

O.o

Michael Tzadok
9/17/2017 12:02am,
Hello, i am new here and i wanted to post a video but i seem to have trouble doing so. Anyway, when I figure it out, the video I am supposed to post is about a guy on facebook who claims thatbhe learned how to use the katana in Shorin Ryu Karate. Question. Does karate (Shorin Ryu to be precise) teach students how to use the japanese sword?

It would appear that some schools teach Japanese sword
http://www.seiyo-shorinryu.com/samurai-weapons

Whether their actual technique is any good, I will leave to some of our actual Japanese sword practitioners here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eSELuAPCgE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtZGTlk2Rrg

Though I am going to guess by the amount of extreme karate type flailing that they do, as opposed to traditional Kenjutsu kata, that the answer is not really.

BackFistMonkey
9/17/2017 12:13am,
It would appear that some schools teach Japanese sword
http://www.seiyo-shorinryu.com/samurai-weapons

Whether their actual technique is any good, I will leave to some of our actual Japanese sword practitioners here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eSELuAPCgE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtZGTlk2Rrg

Though I am going to guess by the amount of extreme karate type flailing that they do, as opposed to traditional Kenjutsu kata, that the answer is not really.



I am going to go out on a limb here and say that with the number of children watching in the second video and the child performing nonsense in the first one, there isn't any serious (read: legitimate)sword or weapon instruction going on.

Michael Tzadok
9/17/2017 12:19am,
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that with the number of children watching in the second video and the child performing nonsense in the first one, there isn't any serious (read: legitimate)sword or weapon instruction going on.

Dude. That is MASTER Foster Thompson you are talking about. MASTER... How dare you?

BackFistMonkey
9/17/2017 12:25am,
Dude. That is MASTER Foster Thompson you are talking about. MASTER... How dare you?

I said I was going out on a limb.
I could be wrong and have no understanding of Japanese Sword Play what so ever, despite thinking I have a very basic understanding.

Michael Tzadok
9/17/2017 1:16am,
I said I was going out on a limb.
I could be wrong and have no understanding of Japanese Sword Play what so ever, despite thinking I have a very basic understanding.

I'm sure if you humble yourself and beg his forgiveness Master Foster will forgive you. Unless he is having a teen moment of course then you are screwed. Clearly though he is legit. He even uses the feared and deadly reverse grip known for its lethality and badassery from the numerous places it has appeared in video games, comic books and bad hollywood films.

Michael Tzadok
9/17/2017 1:33am,
On a more serious note, here is what authentic Japanese sword work looks like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLZEvI_kppk

Here is what a fight looks like between two actually trained Japanese swordsmen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHNPoSBJvn8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FaXiS1BSjk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA3nv5GpkcU

Notice the lack of spinning flailing sword work.

Golddust420
9/17/2017 2:18am,
Do you want to learn?

kimjonghng
9/17/2017 3:07am,
Hello, i am new here and i wanted to post a video but i seem to have trouble doing so. Anyway, when I figure it out, the video I am supposed to post is about a guy on facebook who claims thatbhe learned how to use the katana in Shorin Ryu Karate. Question. Does karate (Shorin Ryu to be precise) teach students how to use the japanese sword?

Im aware of styles often tagging weapons into the curriculum (taekwondo schools do this with escrima with silly results).

Theoretically they could but it wouldnt be standard curriculum

StealthAssassin
9/17/2017 5:35am,
Another question, how do I post the video here for everybody's perusal? Can I upload it directly or do i need to upload it first somewhere else like youtube then paste the link here. The guy is really funny. Anyway, I do not practice the sword myself. But I know some guys who do legit koryu stuff. However, none of them unfortunately practices or have been a student of Shorin Ryu Karate.

StealthAssassin
9/17/2017 5:59am,
Okay... i figured i needed to post 5 times before i can post the link. Lol I figured i needed to upload it in youtube so that you guys can see it. ��

Michael Tzadok
9/17/2017 6:03am,
Okay... i figured i needed to post 5 times before i can post the link. Lol I figured i needed to upload it in youtube so that you guys can see it. ��

You copy a Youtube link then you put it inside of [/video] html tags [video]. Just put them in reverse order from what I did.

Michael Tzadok
9/17/2017 6:09am,
Im aware of styles often tagging weapons into the curriculum (taekwondo schools do this with escrima with silly results).

Theoretically they could but it wouldnt be standard curriculum

It's a hold over of the ninja craze. Once upon a time it was good enough to be able to break boards and bricks with your bare hands and feet. That particular parlor trick was sufficiently impressive. Then the Ninja craze exploded and suddenly everyone had to know how to use a variety of anachronistic weapons.

Now if they actually taught good technique with any of those weapons I would be fine with it, as you know if there is some kind of apocalyptic event and we all wind up living in a low tech no fire arm culture, Into the Badlands style, then knowing how to use those weapons could be of great use in creating and defending your own Barony(or at least becoming a feared Clipper). However, they aren't even teaching good technique, more like bad Hollywood Ninja movie stuff. Heavy on flash short on substance.

BackFistMonkey
9/17/2017 7:24am,
Do you want to learn?

Learn what? I am 100% sure most of our posters have a very high drive to continue their educations on a daily bases.