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#275999 - 07/30/06 12:16 PM Is this Kenjutsu?
Yattan Offline
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Registered: 04/07/05
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Loc: Dallas, TX USA
I found this vid and was wondering what style this is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzMLdc32Ook&NR

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#276000 - 07/30/06 02:10 PM Re: Is this Kenjutsu? [Re: Yattan]
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It is most definitely not kenjutsu or traditional sword work by any measure. It's called chanbara. It's a very sportified version of sword play. Looks like a lot of fun and excellent exercise, but it is not kenjutsu.
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#276001 - 07/31/06 11:58 AM Re: Is this Kenjutsu? [Re: Yattan]
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Agreed. Not Kenjutsu.
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#276002 - 08/01/06 10:52 AM Re: Is this Kenjutsu? [Re: Walter Wong]
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Thanks to you both. Good to hear from a fellow Texan as well! You wouldn't happen to be associated with the DFWKIK that meets at Greenhill would you Mr. Mahan?

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#276003 - 08/01/06 11:15 AM Re: Is this Kenjutsu? [Re: Yattan]
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Nope. I'm training up in Denton at John Ray's MJER dojo. We are not part of the Kendo Renmei, but rather directly under the MJER soke's organization.

http://www.dentondojo.com

Feel free to drop by and watch a class. The schedule is on the website.


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