Samurai Swordsmanship features Black Belt Hall of Fame member Masayuki Shimabukuro (Weapons Instructor of the Year, 2006) and his senior student, Carl E. Long, demonstrating and explaining the history, construction, rituals and techniques associated with the samurai sword. This three-volume DVD collection covers basic, intermediate and advanced concepts and features interviews with both instructors. Topics include mat cutting, forms, uniform care, sword etiquette, cleaning your weapon, thrusts, drawing and sheathing the sword and much more.


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At first glance, most people — most martial artists, even — will zero in on the smaller person in any fight and deem him or her to be at a distinct disadvantage. It's a natural tendency to draw this conclusion based on obvious attributes such as height, weight and reach. However, that tendency does not always lead to accurate conclusions.

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