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 (), 59 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Shanktotheright, royal, bobgalle100011, agenonline, TooNice
22862 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 3
MattJ 2
Marcus Charles 1
TooNice 1
cxt 1
April
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
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by Marcus Charles
03/24/14 04:39 PM
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by Dobbersky
03/20/14 05:45 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
AKK kata question
by
09/04/05 01:27 PM
Recent Posts
AKK kata question
by MattJ
04/04/14 05:45 PM
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by Jeff_G
03/30/14 12:44 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by Marcus Charles
03/24/14 04:39 PM
Forum Stats
22862 Members
36 Forums
35546 Topics
432375 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#114426 - 01/26/05 06:10 PM Quick question
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am familiar with a lot of martial arts and I am a 4th degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. I was wondering what the closest sword martial art to the sword style of the samurai? I have been told it was kendo but i am not 100% sure. I am also very interested in learning it but I dont know if there are any local schools around the area of Greenville, SC. Thank you for you help.

Top
#114427 - 01/26/05 08:10 PM Re: Quick question
Charles Mahan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/14/04
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denton, Tx, USA
Which Samurai? What region, what era? In some cases what family,

Ok I won't be so obnoxious, but it is a pretty broad question. There are literally hundreds of different styles. Some of which are still taught in Japan. A portion of those accept Japanese which are not part of the "in crowd" for the style. A portion of those accept foreigners in Japanese dojos. And a portion of those have qualified instructors in the states.

Kendo is not really a traditional sword art, but for the majority of the US it is literally you're only option unless you're willing to move. Large parts of the US do not even have access to quality Kendo instruction.

One of the styles that is traditional, and by that I mean a koryu(see http://www.koryu.com), is Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. MJER is one of the few koryu styles that is available within the states. MJER comes from the Tosa area of Japan originally, but early last century it began to spread outside of Tosa and eventually to the US and a handful of other countries.

I don't know of anything off the top of my head in South Carolina, although I'm pretty sure there is Kendo in your area. You should try searching the forum archives over at http://www.e-budo.com and http://www.swordforum.com

[This message has been edited by Charles Mahan (edited 01-26-2005).]

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