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April 1st, 2016, 6:20 pm #12

Finally viewed the first video on this thread:  I enjoyed the respect Sugino showed for the sword.  Thanks for sharing. 

Check out this Musashi Reverse Blade Katana:
I practice drawing these in a similar manner. 
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April 2nd, 2016, 8:21 pm #13

Is cutting any different with one of those crazy Ruroni Kenshin swords? I know you're supposed to alter your technique for a straight edge like the ninjato.
There are a couple of forward-curving swords historically, like the Egyptian khopesh, and I think one country had a sort of reverse-scimitar for trying to get around a Greek phalanx' shield wall...

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April 2nd, 2016, 10:29 pm #14

I've found it best to use a reverse pressure on the slice in accordance with the sharpened edge, however, the basic cutting principles remain the same as any other instrument for slicing depending upon the angle of the stroke, depth of the cut, and the desired effect.  Seems the reverse katana holds the element of surprise for those expecting a cut from the opposite side, and goes well with Musashi's Ni To Ichi, "two-fold," Way of Strategy.
 
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April 3rd, 2016, 7:48 am #15

I remember Sonny Chiba reversing his sword and beating some mooks in Immortal Combat with Roddy Piper (he was trying not to kill anybody), and Steven Seagal doing it in his The Yakuza ripoff, Into The Sun (he was just doing it to disrespect a mook he found wearing his murdered girlfriend's hair comb by beating him to death.).

Mark Dacascos cut his hand pretty bad auditioning for American Samurai, doing a form with someone else's sword, he did one of those moves where you back up the blade with a palm, but the spine had been sharpened so he cut himself across the palm. But he says he didn't help it by pulling a handspring backflip right afterwards to show he wasn't hurt, lol.

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November 20th, 2016, 1:22 pm #18

Iaido with David Lee Roth. Yes, David Lee Roth.

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November 17th, 2017, 10:27 am #19


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Fumon Tanaka (田中 普門 Tanaka Fumon, born December 13th, 1943) is a traditional Japanese martial arts practitioner who holds a number of Soke positions in Japanese schools of martial arts. Specialising in various weapon forms (Bojutsu, Sojutsu, Iaijutsu, Naginata) and unarmed fighting methods. He is also an author and has appeared in numerous world media. In 1963, Fumon Tanaka was accepted as a disciple by Nichikan Kobayashi, 10th Soke of the old school of Enshin Ryu sword. The Odachi sword employed in this school is more than 2 meters long, a compromise between the large sword, the lance and the halberd. In 1975, Tanaka was selected to succeed his master as the head of the school and became the 11th Soke after having received, in 1973, the certificate of complete mastery (menkyo kaiden); He thus received in 1975 Gokui kaiden, (transmission of all the major techniques) of the school Enshin Ryu, concerning: Koden iai (the art of quick drawing the greatsword, called Sengoku Ōdachi in this school) Kenjutsu and Jūjutsu Kumiuchi Hyogo (fusion of kenjutsu and jujutsu) bojutsu (staffs) sojutsu (spears) naginata (glaives) Honmon Suemonogiri Kenpo - techniques of cutting objects with the sword.

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