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Shinkendo Tameshigiri:
Samurai Swordsmanship & Test-Cutting

 


The second book on shinkendo written by its founder and headmaster, Shinkendo Tameshigiri focuses exclusively on tameshigiri (test-cutting) — its history, its current practice, the different types and purposes of tameshigiri, including shito or sword-testing — and its role in shinkendo. Obata-soke has been instrumental in implementing and raising the standards of the practice of tameshigiri in swordmanship training worldwide, starting from his participation in the tameshigiri championships in Japan and perhaps culminating in the publication of this definitive volume. Included are detailed diagrams of cutting techniques and sword anatomy, step-by-step photos of maintaining swords, preparing tatami-omote, tameshigiri waza, and more. This book also extends beyond the scope of shinkendo to incorporate Obata-soke’s extensive experience as a shitoka, or professional sword-tester. Intended as a resource for students and anyone interested in finding out more about shinkendo and the practice of tameshigiri. 180 pages.
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Price=$24.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= 1.45 pounds, Size= 7 X 10 inches

 

 

 

Shinkendo — Japanese Swordsmanship

 

Intended as a resource for current students as well as an introduction for non-students, Shinkendo — Japanese Swordsmanship is the first volume of several books scheduled to follow that detail various aspects of this art. A must for shinkendo students and anyone interested in Japanese swordsmanship, volume one touches on Japanese military history, shinkendo strategy, philosophy, and all five major areas of swordsmanship study. This is the first book on the dynamic art of shinkendo, written by its founder and headmaster. 177 pages.

Price= $24.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= 1.45 pounds, Size= 7 X 10 inches
Also available at Amazon.com

 

 

絶版


Heiho Okugisho — The Secret of High Strategy

 

Translated into English for the first time by Obata Toshishiro, this book features the original Japanese text on one page and the English translation juxtaposed. Yamamoto Kansuke, recorded as a strategist for the famous general Takeda Shingen, is said to have originally compiled this work. Reviews have strongly favored the accuracy of this translation. Historically an important and significant work of Japanese strategy.
New Edition Coming Soon!

 

 

Samurai Aikijutsu

 

This book includes unarmed older aikijutsu technique (battlefield methods) and taihojutsu (arresting techniques). Also includes a historical overview and details some of the combat-effective weapons, techniques and methods once relied upon by bushi. Like the video, this has been a very popular book in the past.

 

 

 

 

Kama


This book covers kama techniques of Ryukyu Kobudo, and includes: the history of the kama, attacking techniques (kogeki), blocking techniques (bogyo), training exercises (tozan no kama), kumite (kama vs. bo, 1-9), and techniques that include sai, tonfa, bo and nunchaku. While focusing on kama, other Okinawan weapons are introduced as well. Kama is considered by most kobudo exponents to be the most effective Okinawan weapon, and this book features several different applications — including test-cutting on bamboo!

 

 

Crimson Steel

 

Outlines techniques from Toyama ryu battodo, Nakamura ryu battodo and other battodo kata. This book was designed to be used in conjunction with the video “Crimson Steel.” Content includes: the history and development of swordsmanship, ichimonji suburi, goho battoho kata, battoho kata — jokyu, shoden no kata, nidan no kata (chuden sei), tameshigiri (text and photos), and sword-cleaning method.

 

 

 

Naked Blade

 

Various parts of the curriculum of battodo are covered in this “Manual of Samurai Swordsmanship,” including: the history of Toyama ryu battojutsu, Nihonto facts, the method of wearing the sword, bowing, proper grip, kamae positions, kiri-kata (cutting techniques), battojutsu (drawing and cutting techniques), happo giri, Toyama ryu kata, and tameshigiri (text and photos). This popular book (first published in 1986) recently fetched $92.00 (unsigned) at an internet online auction!

 

 

DVD・ビデオ


Bojutsu Tanrendo

In this DVD, Obata Toshishiro-sensei demonstrates the basic curriculum and techniques of bojutsu practice. Learning the bo (six-foot staff) is the foundation for learning all pole weapons, such as the jo (short staff) and yari (spear).

Included are kamae (stances), mawashi (twirling exercises), basic striking, as well as bo kata (forms) and kumite (sparring), all performed by Obata Toshishiro-sensei, assisted by Obata Yoko-sensei. Special features include slow- motion sequences, step-by-step repetitions, and alternative views of techniques performed. English DVD.

Price=$29.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .25 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9 inches

 

Budo Ashisabaki

This DVD covers ashisabaki or footwork, the foundation of any martial art. Obata Toshishiro-sensei demonstrates various ashisabaki exercises, as well as taiso (body warmups), taisabaki (body movement), and sotai (partner practice, using sword on some techniques).

Obata Yoko-sensei assists. Special features include 3-dimensional movement grids superimposed upon the demonstrations for easy following, slow-motion sequences, and alternate views of techniques. Also includes a bonus tameshigiri (sword test-cutting) demonstration by Obata Toshishiro-kaiso. English DVD.

Price=$29.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .25 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9 inches

 

Aikido — Self-Defense Techniques

Produced in France. Obata-kaiso demonstrates some of the harder, effective aspects of the Aikibuken.

Also includes Yukishiro Obata-sensei and other Aikibuken instructors. Semi-instructional. English DVD. Approx. 50 minutes. Click HERE to read an online review of this tape.

Price=$29.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .25 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Shinkendo — Samurai Swordsmanship

This video incorporates stunning historical imagery and inspiring narration, with an emphasis on swordsmanship fundamentals, test-cutting, and total control of the sword. Also features exclusive footage of Obata-kaiso’s record-setting kabutowari (helmet-splitting) test at the end. Shinkendo is a traditional but contemporary school that teaches practical and effective swordsmanship. Approx. 50 minutes. VHS.

“All in all, I would have to call this the finest film documentary on Japanese swords and swordsmanship I’ve run across so far.”
- Review by Steven Dick, TACTICAL KNIVES Magazine; Vol. 2, Number 3 1996.

Price=$29.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .65 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9 inches

 

The Spirit of Bujutsu

Filmed at the 1997 Australian Seminar in association with the Shudokan Yoshinkan aikido dojo, Obata-sensei conducts a demonstration of shinkendo and aikido.

Also features Joe Thambu-sensei (Yoshinkan), as well as demonstrations by other prominent budo instructors. VHS

Price=$20.00 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .65 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Samurai Aikijutsu

This CLASSIC video is still available. Includes aikijutsu and taihojutsu (arresting techniques), sojutsu (spear techniques), tameshigiri (test-cutting), bojutsu (long staff), and more.

This tape highlights some of the weapons, techniques and methods once used by Japan’s bushi. So far, this has been the most requested video to date! Now available on both VHS and DVD.

Price=$29.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .65/.25 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9/5.5 x 7.5 inches

 

 

 

Crimson Steel

An older video which outlines techniques from Toyama ryu battodo, Nakamura ryu battodo and various other battodo kata. Content includes: cutting demonstrations with wakizashi, katana and nito (two swords); history, proper grip, goho no kamae, kihon giri, happo giri, Toyama ryu kata, ichimonji suburi, goho battoho (kihon and jokyu), shoden no kata, nidan no kata (chuden sei), tameshigiri and sword cleaning.

Please be advised that the original production of this video incorrectly labeled all the forms as being Toyama ryu curriculum — which in actual fact only applies to the Toyama ryu kata. This video was designed to follow up the books Naked Blade and Crimson Steel. VHS

ON SALE! Price= $29.95 U.S. (retail price=$35.00 U.S)
Not including shipping and any applicable tax

 

 

Molten Fire

A re-publication of the important film “The Ritual of the Sword,” this video details the creation of a Japanese sword as forged by a Living National Treasure, Master Swordsmith Shohei Miyairi.

Also features swordsmanship demonstrations by Obata-kaiso and his son, Obata Yukishiro-sensei, shot at various seminars. Black & white, Japanese w/ English voiceover. VHS

Price=$29.95 U.S. (not including shipping and any applicable tax)
SHIPPING DATA: Weight= .65 pounds, Size= 5.5 X 9 inches

 

 

 

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SIZES (length x shoulder width)
Leather: S=34″x13″; M=34″x13.5″; L=37″x14.5″
Denim Aikibuken: M=31″
Denim Shinkendo/Kuyomon: M=30″

 

 

手ぬぐい

TENUGUI are traditional Japanese hand towels, and can be used for a variety of purposes. They are usually kept in the folds of the dogi or hakama. Available in a set of two (one blue and one white) with the Shinkendo kanji written on them.

PRICE=$15.00 (set of two)
SIZE: 14″x41″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shinkendo TSUBA are made of sturdy leather, and are meant to be mounted on a bokken for tachiuchi practice. It may require some adjustment to fit different diameters of bokken.

PRICE=$20.00

 

 

 

左:表面

右:裏面

 

 

 

 

Nobori flags are available for display in the dojo or during demonstrations.

They come as a pair of matching flags (left and right) inscribed with Aikibuken or Shinkendo kanji.

PRICE=$70.00 pair (Shinkendo set or Aikido set)
Stand not included