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Tag Archives: sword sparring

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Swords: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Monday, March 11th, 2013

If you’re a beginner, the Japanese sword arts — with their bokken, shinai, shinken, iaito and so on — can be intimidating. This article provides a brief overview of the categories of weapons and the ways they’re used in arts like kendo, kenjutsu, iaido and so on.
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Posted in Kendo.

Energize Your Tai Chi Training With Sword Sparring

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Although no one carries a sword for self-defense anymore, the practice of certain sword routines and techniques from traditional tai chi can help you develop skills that are useful in life and in other aspects of the martial arts, including empty-hand sparring.
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Posted in Tai Chi.