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Vegan Fukuro Shinai

I need a fukuro shinai to practise kenjustu (Kashima no tachi). I’m vegan and Fukuro shinais are typically covered with leather, and I think the shinai itself contains some parts that are made of ...
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Is this lightsaber body-turning move in Star Wars from Kenjutsu?

It is well known that the original lightsaber duels in Star Wars were based on kendo, and the choreography became increasingly sophisticated, especially in the second trilogy. The technique I am ...
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Does Kendo include disemboweling techniques?

I don't know as much about Kendo as I'd like, but I've studied Chinese saber and straight sword, both of which include disemboweling techniques. In the case of wudang fencing, techniques which require ...
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What Dojos Teach 'Police' Kendo?

The Japanese police have their own version of kendo that incorporates Judo moves. Is there any other place, other than the Japanese police academies that teaches a similar version of kendo or a ...
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kumitachi, hasso-no-kamae, and hand positions

I was under the impression that in hasso-no-kamae, the sword should be forward of the face, facing the right shoulder. I cannot remember who taught me this. However, Sakai-sensei has his sword ...
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Why do different shapes of bokken exist?

Bokken are supposed to mimic/represent a katana for training purpose. There are suburi bokken which are heavier than normal to train muscles and develop power. But why are there different shapes of '...
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What is Fudo Myo-o (concepts of mushin, fudoshin, and zanshin)?

stslavik in an answer related to Kenjutsu mentions the concepts of mushin, fudoshin, and zanshin as part of Fudo Myo-o. While I am somewhat familiar with all three, I am seeking a more in depth ...
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What are the key differences between kendo and kenjutsu?

I was wondering what are the key differences between kenjutsu and kendo? I know that kendo is considered as an art of fighting where as the kenjutsu is the art of killing, or am I wrong here?
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