Yakumaru Jigen-ryu Demonstration
That's Jigen Ryu kenjutsu... a notoriously "hard" style of kenjutsu. They have one hoss of a bokutou as well.
If there were a Jigen Ryu dojo around me, I would *be* there. Let's put it that way.
The second clip is muto dori from the Yagyu Shingan ryu of jujutsu, another recognized koryu. Nothing remiss there.
god invented kendo to remind karateka about the difference between a kiai and just screaming like a ninny.
guess he got the idea from the kenjutsu guys.
What he said.
Originally Posted by Lane
I tried to look at the first clip in all seriousness, but the second dude in the row... I mean, ****, he needs to learn how scream. His screaming reminded me of one of my sisters when she was 12. He needs to develop some deep bass or something :tongue6:
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Originally Posted by pl4zM4
I've watched this quasi-suburi thing of the Jigen Ryu several times now, and all I can think about is how goddamn hard on the hands that must be. If one is using a wooden bokken with naught more for a grip than bare, polished hardwood, imagine the vibrations that come from repeatedly performing shomen-uchi onto a target which may or may not yield, with that much force. Ow.
Then again, I have a vision of some Jigen Ryu samurai hacking away at his opponent on the battlefield. I wonder if the toushi of ancient Japan ever saw a samurai with a Jigen mon walking up the street and said, "Yes! The idiot broke his sword again! I'm going to be rich!"
BWHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA, Probably. I always wonder if the Jigen Ryu used different katana cause normal katana would seem to brake under those conditions.
Originally Posted by Lane
I've always been taught that the katana was a sidearm and the modern forms of kenjutsu were maily products of the Tokugawa era, where there was much less wearing of armor and more dueling.
The typical katana would chip and bend if struck against armor, even the supposedly "big cutters" of the 14th and 15th centuries, like my shobu. I know I'd never use it on anything harder than green bamboo.
That first one is one of the funniest things I've ever seen! What the hell was itg?
The side caption said it was to build up strength and spirit whilst practicing proper cuts. Proper cuts? I'm no swordsman... but wasnt that more "Woman with rolling pin experiencing massive PMS" than "Proper cutting"???
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