Shiken no Ken


The 四賢の劒 shiken no ken (four virtues of Ken) are the 4 basic rules that I found so far in my research and training with the Chinese Ken. After giving two seminars on the Chinese Ken I have made a 私見 shiken (personal opinion), about the way to train and to enrich our budô practice with the…

Tachi Tips & tricks (6)


Yesterday during my seminar, one student was waving his sword held to his wrist by the rope at the tsuka kashira and the ring at the end broke releasing the sword. Training weapons are NOT real ones and might break easily. Do not get over excited while training and keep high security levels. There was no…