Anonymous asked in SportsMartial Arts · 1 decade ago

What types of japanese sword fighting teach you about katanas?

What types of japanese sword fighting teach you how to use katanas?

7 Answers

  • Manji
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Bikenjutsu, Kenjutsu, Battojutsu, Iaijutsu, etc....all of these arts focus on using a katana.

    Some are more combat oriented than others.

    Some focus on using all ranges of a sword, whereas others focus primarily on cutting from the draw alone.

    Source(s): 22 years in the combat arts, and many years within the study of Japanese kenjutsu.
  • 1 decade ago

    Kenjutsu is Japanese sword fighting with the katana (or wooden bokken). Iaido is drawing, one-cut kill, removing the blood, and returning the katana to the scabbard in one motion, like he said. Kendo is Japanese fencing, and is not done with a katana.

    I think.

  • Judith
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    There's also a martial art called iaidou, which handles katana (actual metal weaponry, not bamboo sword). It has only forms competitions. Maybe it's much easier to find books about kendo, because it has large player numbers.

  • 1 decade ago

    aikido encompasses both armed techniques with jo and katana.

    kendo teaches the art of striking with the shinai (bamboo sword)

    iaido is the art of drawing and cutting with the sword

    kenjutsu is the ancient art of japanese swordfighting

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kendo and Iaido. Kendo is Japanese fencing, and Iaido is the art of drawing and cutting.

  • 1 decade ago

    you must be about 10-12 years old.

    no one will teach you about this.

    Those who will, know nothing about it.

    That stuff you see on "extreme martial arts" is all a farce.

    Screaming and yelling with fake swords, fake "bo staffs" and fake nunchucks".

    Their selling the dream.

  • boworl
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


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