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Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

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Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History | Comments Off on Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

The origins of modern test cutting descend from a much more violent era.  Modern tameshigiri is defined as the testing of the skill of the...

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Test-cutting clay: the Cossack experience

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Test-cutting clay: the Cossack experience

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Among the target mediums which are listed for used in test-cutting is, oddly enough, clay.  Various researchers have delved into European...

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Test Cutting with the Chakram – Sikh throwing disk

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Test Cutting with the Chakram – Sikh throwing disk

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Culture, Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Test Cutting with the Chakram – Sikh throwing disk

In Northern India there is a traditional armed martial art known as Shastar Vidiyā or Gatka (Knowledge of the Sword), one of a group of...

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Tameshigiri at the movies

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Tameshigiri at the movies

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Reviews, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

There are very few movie productions which feature scenes of tameshigiri. From the film maker’s perspective, perhaps this is...

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Thoughts on cutting patterns

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Thoughts on cutting patterns

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

When a student first learns cutting in their particular art, they focus solely on making proper single cuts, using appropriate...

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