Sparring Equipment

The armor above was used in a different context, but its purpose was the same – to protect the person wearing the equipment, to the extent possible, from injury. Failure to wear appropriate equipment would have been a terrible mistake during feudal Japanese battles, just as failure to wear appropriate sparring equipment is a terrible Read More …

Buki No Echiketto

Buki No Echiketto, or Weapons Etiquette, is an essential part of all weapons utilization in a Dojo. In this article we will discuss etiquette standards and practical considerations for carrying, transferring, and transporting a weapon. Carrying a Weapon When carrying a weapon it is customary to place it in the right hand and to carry Read More …

Weapons Safety

All weapons represent the possibility of permanent injury or death to both the user of the weapons and others who are nearby.  These injuries can be the result of inappropriate use by the practitioner or a significant flaw in the weapon itself.  To reduce the risk of injury from inappropriate use we have established a Read More …