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Do you love samurai movies? Have you always been fascinated with samurai weapons? Do you want to learn but don’t know where to even begin? In his new FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — sword master James Williams shares his experience and expert advice based on decades of practice and study in the field of samurai weapons. “There’s something about a sword — when you pick one up, you’re picking up more than just a piece of steel,” says sword master James Williams. “You’re accepting the responsibility to learn how to use it and the responsibility to learn how to protect and defend other people. You’re taking up a task that’s been passed down for millennia.” Get your copy of this FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — and learn how Japanese samurai swords can give life as well as take it away. Samurai Weapons Are Dangerous in the Wrong Hands
“If you just want to chop things, there’s all kinds of ways you do it. But swords are dangerous,” sword master James Williams explains. “A big mistake can be life changing. I absolutely think you should get training first.” In this FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — sword master James Williams explains safety protocols for beginners to prevent injuries. Qualified Instruction Is Essential for Safe Use of Japanese Samurai Swords Get your copy of this FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — and learn the safety measures when you’ve got a live blade in your hand. “Your first time with a live blade should not be when you’re home alone,” advises sword master James Williams. “It should be when you’re with your instructor. He’ll show you what to do, and you should do just that.” Japanese Samurai Swords Are Not Just Sharp Blades — They Are Part of a Lifestyle Sword master James Williams says that the study of samurai weapons is not an isolated activity but rather an endeavor that permeates the practitioner’s lifestyle. “Don’t look at it like you’re going to get a belt rank — because you’re not,” he says. “It’s a broad study in which you’re walking the path of warriors, not tiptoeing around the edge of the meadow. It’s a connection to the past. It teaches you things about life that you can’t easily learn elsewhere.” Japanese Swords as a Combat Weapon Get your copy of this FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — and learn how the sword was perceived as a killing tool and a life-giving instrument. Proper Use of the Sword
"A long time ago in Japan, they talked about 'the killing sword' and 'the life-giving sword," explains sword master James Williams. "One aspect of that is, the only way you can protect — the only way the sword can give life — is if you can kill. If you’re not capable of cutting down evil, you can’t protect anybody. The only proper use of the sword is to cut down evil to protect and defend. You can do all the pretty movements, but if you haven’t learned how to use it as a killing tool ..." Find out more about the importance of using Japanese samurai swords for their designed intent in James Williams' new Free Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords.

Self-defense expert James Williams is the founder of Bugei Trading Company, a renowned source for quality Japanese samurai swords and armor. James Williams runs his own school in Encinitas, California, and oversees a network of samurai weapons instructors and students who carry on his nami ryu system around the United States. In this footage shot at Black Belt magazine, sword master James Williams, a five-decade veteran of the martial arts, depicts how to draw, how to sheath, how to handle and how to cut with Japanese samurai swords.

SAMURAI WEAPONS VIDEO Sword Master James Williams Shows You the Basics of Handling Japanese Samurai Swords

Sword Master James Williams on His Samurai Weapons Style, Nami Ryu:
My system, nami ryu, has kenjutsu and iaijutsu, which is a subset of kenjustu that was useful when you had to draw quickly under stress. It also includes jujitsu, which is the strikes, drops and throws that are identical to the moves done with the sword, as well as shurikenjutsu, tantojutsu, hojojutsu, naginatajutsu and some kyudo. But the big three we work with are kenjutsu, iaijutsu and jujitsu.
Sword Master James Williams on the Importance of Students Learning the History of Samurai Weapons When Learning How to Use Japanese Samurai Swords:
I find it critical [to learn the history and culture] because if you're studying a classical art, you're studying a strategy first. If you're studying a battle strategy, you need to know what the landscape is like in Japan to know why things were a certain way. And if you don't study the history, you'll only get a tiny piece of things. For example, were your techniques designed to work against armor or on the battle field or against civilian garb — flesh, bone and silk?

Japanese samurai swords are serious business. Learn more about how to use them safely in James Williams' in-depth FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords!

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In addition to being a self-defense expert, James Williams is the founder of Bugei Trading Company, a renowned source for quality swords and armor. Williams runs his own school in Encinitas, California, and oversees a network of instructors and students who carry on his nami ryu system around the United States. In this exclusive video, Williams demonstrates how the tactical flashlight can be used to blind an opponent long enough for you to attack before he does and escape the situation.

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