Samurai Weapons Philosophy: How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It

Samurai Weapons Philosophy: How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It

Learn how your wielding of a samurai sword can entail your spirit, mind and body in this FREE DOWNLOAD!

Samurai Weapons Philosophy:
How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It

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In this new FREE download — Samurai Weapons Philosophy: How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It — BlackBeltMag.com introduces you to a path for exploring a meaningful practice of training with the samurai sword.

Excerpted from the acclaimed book Samurai Swordsmanship: The Batto, Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri of Eishin-Ryu — written by the late Masayuki Shimabukuro, and his senior student, Carl E. Long — this FREE download explores the following:

  • the “holistic” purpose of samurai warriors in feudal Japan
  • the benefits of living by samurai principles
  • the implications of a samurai sword in its scabbard vs. a sword being drawn
  • how samurai weapons techniques are applicable to the root of many empty-hand arts
  • the four defining elements of battojutsu
  • the spirit and intention of both the ancient and modern samurai
  • the concept of the life-giving sword

… AND MUCH MORE!

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What Is Battojutsu?

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The term battojutsu is basically sword-drawing technique. However, it can also address face-to-face combat scenarios in the form of being a response to an attack or combative situation while the sword is still in the scabbard. Learn more about samurai weapons in this FREE download!

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Why Does Sword-Drawing Matter for Self-Defense Today?

“The sword is an archaic weapon,” write Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long in this FREE download, Samurai Weapons Philosophy: How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It, “but battojutsu actually contains principles that are applicable to the root of many empty-hand jujutsu-related arts. An expression of this idea is found within the practice of muto-dori, which refers to unarmed methods of defense against an opponent wielding a sword. In short, you take the sword from the attacker.”

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Why Is the Study of Sword Movement So Important?

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“Once the sword has left the saya (scabbard), it will change a life forever because it is meant to strike down the enemy before he can attack or retreat,” write the authors of this FREE samurai weapons download. “Battojutsu changes the life of your opponent, his family, community and everyone whose life he may have touched in even some small way, forever.”

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The Concept of the Life-Giving Sword

“Your practice is meant to preserve the life of the swordsman and not to take the life of your enemy (satsu jin to),” write the authors of Samurai Weapons Philosophy: How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It. “Although this may seem like an argument of semantics, it is actually predicated on what the swordsman’s intention is that gives life to his technique.

Nukitsuke (drawing and cutting with the tip of the sword) … is much like the words that come forth from your mouth. Think of how people are sometimes accused of having a sharp tongue. Once the words have left your lips, they can never be retrieved. No apology can take back the suffering of those that have been hurt by harmful statements. Impetuous actions lead to regret and are the result of a lack of self-control.

“[Therefore, the modern samurai] may not need to carry a sword in modern society, but the need to develop a razor-sharp mind and a clear, focused spirit is as much a part of battojutsu today as it was centuries ago.”

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What Is the Modern Samurai’s Definition of Victory?

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In this FREE download, learn how “victory while the sword is still in the scabbard” — or saya no naka no katchi — can be achieved in your everyday interactions as you embark on a path of practice for the sake of others rather than solely yourself.

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