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A long time ago I used to study fighting with a tanto, derived loosely from aikijujutsu. Recently I have found myself glancing through a lot of forms practice and analyzing the movements, and was wondering if there are any good references out there to tanto forms. I've found a few online, but many of them don't quite have the right feel to them at least in video form, and so I am looking for some sort of printed reference I can look through and try to better understand.

Art isn't that important, but older forms are preferable.

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Sadly, the majority of information I've come across has been rather poor. I do rather like Hatsumi Masaaki's material from Knife and Pistol Fighting (ナイフ・ピストルファイティング) –  stslavik Feb 27 '12 at 23:33
I don't know if it's any good, but there is also Tanto: Japanese Knives and Knife Fighting by Russell Maynard –  THelper Mar 1 '12 at 20:46
Thanks for the reference, I'll check it out. Unfortunately the vast majority of references I've found on knife fighting are really atrocious >_< –  David H. Clements Mar 7 '12 at 7:56
Kali-s focus mostly on knifes e.g. –  Vorac Jul 13 '12 at 5:24

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