i saw a Bujinkan Kenjutsu ??knowing unarmed bujinkan 's really questionnable, does the armed branch of ninjaism ' s ok or not ??
Where you see "Bujinkan" Kenjutsu? Bujinkan Kenjutsu is primarly Kukishinden-ryu (good stuff) or shinobinokatana which can be good to retarded depending on your instructor.
And THERE'S the rub.
Originally Posted by spathophile
Hey Frozenmoon, do you really want to learn Kenjutsu,
do you want to learn how to fight effectively with a japanese sword?
The two can be done together but they aren't usually ...
because Japanese Kenjutsu doesn't teach you fight with a sword? Your Expierence please.
Originally Posted by Dirty Rooster
on youtube...cant really retrac eit since it was in lots of videos but it was really nammed Bujinkankenjutsu...
Originally Posted by Ninjew
This wouldn't be the video you're referring to, would it?
I can't understand a word they're saying as it's Turkish, but I've never seen someone advocating poking a bokken between an opponent's wrists before...
where are you located?
the abovelists just about every kendo (japanese fencing using shinai) and iaido (kata/test cutting) dojo in the US. There is talk of one of the korean fencing assocations (the korean version of kendo is called kumdo) joining the AUSKF.
As for books, I would say the only value you will find out of them other than how to put on the costume/tie knots for your sword/sword back, is if you already know the art.
That being said, some books you may find interesting are Flashing Steel: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship by Masayuki Shimabukuro. This book has a ton of info in it, but you wont really learn the kata from it.
and Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice by Gordon Warner and Donn F Draeger (all of his books are good).
Nicholas Suino has a couple which are good too, but I like the first two better.
Find a kendo book with the two person kata in it. something like the below
I down personally own that book but I own the others. Now if you read the reviews for the above books, you will notice a trend in the comments on amazon, basically you can't learn this stuff without a teacher.
it was this one...since i eard weird thing about those "ninja fighters" that other MA didnt respect ( especially MMA/MT/BJJ artists ) i was thinking that maybe their kendo's just as BAD and uneffectives as their unarmed techniques supposed to be
Originally Posted by kobudo
when you talk about strange moves, i saw a kenjutsu/samourai technique really cool. the attacker strike downward and the attacked block and since the bokken inversed he hit with the pommel in the chest with the pommel..it was good.
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i'm from Canada, ( quebec's province )..thx for the books.
Originally Posted by hl1978
Originally Posted by frozenmoon
I assume you checked out the canadian kendo federation page?
the dojos there teach kendo, iaido and some do jodo as well. Looks like there are 10 in Quebec. Perhaps you might have to drive a couple of hours to recieve instruction?