FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 42 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
mohdnabeel, sunny, swordy, jerrybarry24, SenseiGregT
22915 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Ed_Morris 4
AndyLA 3
Zombie Zero 2
Matakiant 2
futsaowingchun 2
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
New Topics
STX Kickboxing Seminar
by Marcus Charles
09/09/14 06:57 PM
Biu Tzu- 1st section applications
by futsaowingchun
09/05/14 10:56 PM
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
09/01/14 03:51 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
mindfullness meditation
by
01/06/09 11:27 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Eugue Ryu
by
03/27/07 12:06 AM
Recent Posts
attacked from behind
by AndyLA
09/19/14 09:05 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Matakiant
09/18/14 07:11 AM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
09/18/14 06:07 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Zombie Zero
09/16/14 04:43 PM
Eugue Ryu
by kolslaw
09/12/14 03:35 PM
Biu Tzu- 1st section applications
by futsaowingchun
09/05/14 10:56 PM
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
09/01/14 03:51 AM
mindfullness meditation
by log1call
08/31/14 09:43 PM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
Forum Stats
22915 Members
36 Forums
35575 Topics
432495 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#113953 - 12/31/04 10:29 PM the diffrence between kendo and kenjutsu
Anonymous
Unregistered


the only real difrence i can see in my school any way is the absence of katas and the grappleing help me out


[This message has been edited by Dabido (edited 01-01-2005).]

Top
#113954 - 01/04/05 07:44 AM Re: the diffrence between kendo and kenjutsu
Charles Mahan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/14/04
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denton, Tx, USA
As I understand it, Kendo is an amalgamation of techniques from various koryu kenjutsu systems. A kendo guy can talk to this better than I can.

Kenjutsu is a generic term used to describe the older schools of swordsmanship. These were typically regional or family systems that were not taught to outsiders, until sometime this century in many cases. As a result they are very different, one style to the next. Typically koryu systems are somewhat smaller organizations than the kendo behemouth. There is a tendency for koryu schools to not include shinai training as a primary part of their training.

Top
#113955 - 01/06/05 11:31 AM Re: the diffrence between kendo and kenjutsu
Anonymous
Unregistered


There's really quite a huge difference between the two.

Whatever you're training in, you're training to accomplish an objective, right?

Well the objectives are what this difference stems from:

Kendo: Your objective is to strike several well armored spots on the body of a single opponent to score points and thus win the match. Very modern, very much a sport.

Kenjutsu: Your objective is to disable or kill one or many opponents with a live blade by cutting or puncturing their body. Striking points can be anywhere but generally tend towards common weak points in armor. Ranges from very old to relatively new. Sparring like most traditional Kenjutsu schools teach will almost certainly get you kicked out of a Kendo tournament.

See the difference?

Top
#113956 - 01/06/05 12:00 PM Re: the diffrence between kendo and kenjutsu
Anonymous
Unregistered


Dose that mean that Kenjutsu is more akin to full contact sparring with out the power? Where the intent is to do your opponent harm vs. score a point? I ask this with minimal weapons training background.

Top
#113957 - 01/06/05 12:28 PM Re: the diffrence between kendo and kenjutsu
cxt Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 5822
Loc: USA
SteveB

Basicaly yes, though I would have phrased it in a different fashion.

Kenjutsu is a classical weapon art used and designed for use with real "live" weapons.

It was used by (more or less) professional warriors to kill the other guy by any means possible.

Kendo, by and large is a sport, specificaly created NOT to get you hurt.

The target areas of kendo are well armored, and would be even better protected by warrors in period armor.

The target areas in kenjutsu are pretty much anywhere you can hit---with blows specificially targeted to where they can do the MOST harm.

The weapon of kendo is a shinai--a split bamboo "weapon" that can cause some nasty brusies but won't crack your skull/break bones like a bokkon--the preferred training weapon of kenjutsu.

Kendo is a fine art, with many benefits.

But kendo and kenjutsu are VERY different things.

Top
#113958 - 01/09/05 01:09 AM Re: the diffrence between kendo and kenjutsu
Anonymous
Unregistered


thanks for all your answers guys i just wanst sure

Top


Moderator:  Charles Mahan, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga