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Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Forensic Analysis, In the News, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

via Discovery News King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust from the base of the neck all the way up into his head, according to...

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A quick look at Tenshinryu iaido, the quick-draw of a very long blade

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A quick look at Tenshinryu iaido, the quick-draw of a very long blade

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Tenshinryu Hyouho (兵法, school of complete martial tactics, strategy) is listed as one of the koryu (historic and traditional) martial arts...

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Putting the curve in a katana via quenching

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Putting the curve in a katana via quenching

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos, Weapon Analysis | Comments Off on Putting the curve in a katana via quenching

When looking at the graceful curve of a katana, many imagine the smith hammering on a  folded steel blank to create the final shape....

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Video workshops on the training and use of spear-like polearms

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Video workshops on the training and use of spear-like polearms

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Featured, Videos, Weapons | Comments Off on Video workshops on the training and use of spear-like polearms

Harking back to my article on the development and use of a spear as a cutting as well as thrusting  weapon, here are videos of two...

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Japan’s NHK-TV’s “Real Samurai” documentary on Katori Shinto Ryu

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Culture, Video Slider, Videos, Weapons | Comments Off on Japan’s NHK-TV’s “Real Samurai” documentary on Katori Shinto Ryu

A production of Japan’s NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or Japan Broadcasting Corporation), this roughly 45 minute documentary —...

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In the News: How Sword-Fighting Is Bringing Veterans Together

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in In the News, Videos | Comments Off on In the News: How Sword-Fighting Is Bringing Veterans Together

via ABC News US   ABC US News | ABC Sports News   Armed with swords in hand, a group of veterans at the Fencers Club in...

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Iaido as a music video! No, really!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Culture, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Iaido as a music video! No, really!

Iaido as a music video! Video for Chamber from the upcoming album by Craggz &...

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Cord, rope and combat

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Cord, rope and combat

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Cord, rope and combat

The use of rope or cord on the battlefield is most often thought of in terms of  lanyards (to tie your weapon to your hand or belt),...

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Interview with a Jigen Ryu attack sword instructor

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Culture, Philosophy and Theory, Videos | Comments Off on Interview with a Jigen Ryu attack sword instructor

“One cut, one kill… We have no defensive techniques. We don’t think about defending ourselves. We simply focus on...

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Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

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Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

Spears are the universal weapon, and one of the earliest tools mankind invented.   From a whittled, fire-hardened tree branch to...

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