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  Kenjutsu ("the art of the sword")   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kenjutsu is considered a classical bujutsu (art of war or martial art), having been well formulated prior to the Meiji reformation (the classical/modern dividing line).
Classical kenjutsu ryu (schools) tend to be quite secretive of their techniques, being very closed to outsiders.
Kenjutsu wear is traditional, consisting usually of hakama (split skirt trousers), keikogi (a heavy weight jacket worn tucked in) and obi (belt).
www.physik.uni-muenchen.de /~Klaus.Steinberger/budo_english/iaido/node4.html   (284 words)

  
  Kenjutsu Information
Kenjutsu in conjunction to kata is the core means by which Koryu (Old Schools) Bujutsu (Martial Methods) train their student to employ the Japanese swords against a variety of classical weapons, while indoctrinating the student in the ryu's approach to combat.
Kenjutsu should not be confused with iaido or iaijutsu, where the former being a modern developmental with both sporting and artistic aspect with a focus on an aesthetics of execution as well the individual-actualization of the practitioner.
Another general distinction between iaijutsu and kenjutsu was the condition of the sword at the start of the kata - in iaijutsu, the sword begins sheathed and the emphasis is on a few initial cuts, while in kenjutsu, the sword begins unsheathed, and the emphasis is on both attack and defense.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Kenjutsu   (635 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Kenjutsu is the core means by which koryū train their students to employ the Japanese swords against a variety of classical weapons, while indoctrinating the student in the combative mindset of the school.
Kenjutsu should not be confused with iaidō or iaijutsu, where the former being a modern development with both sporting, artistic, and meditative features.
This is contrasted with kenjutsu, where the sword begins unsheathed, and the emphasis is on both attack and defense.
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 Kenjutsu ("the art of the sword")   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kenjutsu is considered a classical bujutsu (art of war or martial art), having been well formulated prior to the Meiji reformation (the classical/modern dividing line).
Classical kenjutsu ryu (schools) tend to be quite secretive of their techniques, being very closed to outsiders.
Kenjutsu wear is traditional, consisting usually of hakama (split skirt trousers), keikogi (a heavy weight jacket worn tucked in) and obi (belt).
www.bl.physik.tu-muenchen.de /~k2/budo_english/iaido/node4.html   (284 words)

  
 KENJUTSU
A kenjutsu master with a well attended school and a substantial income from the lord of a fief stood to lose everything in an encounter with an itinerant expert.
Kenjutsu reached heights of beauty and efficiency with the simultaneous use of two blades-the katana and the wakizashi, or chisa-katana-in the two-sword style made famous by Miyamoto Musashi in his school, nito-ryu.
In the beginning, kendo was a technique for training in kenjutsu without the bodily consequences of mistakes inherent in bokken or live katana or tachi practice (live blades).
users.adelphia.net /~kyoshi/Kenjutsu.htm   (10779 words)

  
 Samurai Sports | Kenjutsu
Kenjutsu, kendo and chanbara are combative disciplines that are recognized as the art and the sport of the sword through technique (waza).
Written history of kenjutsu and Japanese sword teachings were recorded as early as 800 A.D. Unlike iaido, where you begin with a sheathed sword, kenjustu begins with the sword already drawn.
Kenjutsu is considered a classical bujutsu (art of war), having been well established for hundreds of years.
www.samuraisports.com /goshindo/kenjutsu.html   (175 words)

  
 Kenjutsu
In light of this, many Practitioners of kenjutsu began to question if a higher understanding could be achieved through practice and study with the sword.
Pictures of the art of war to be put together by the practitioner only after he could descramble them through unrelenting dedication and training in the art of Kenjutsu.
Kenjutsu is considered a classical bujutsu (art of war or martial art), having been well formulated prior to the Meiji reformation (the classical/modern dividing line).Kenjutsu Schools tend to be quite secretive of their techniques, being very closed to outsiders.
www.sanjuriu.com /Kenjutsu.html   (413 words)

  
 Pointless Database - Kenjutsu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kenjutsu (meaning "the art of the sword") is the ancient Japanese martial art of sword combat.
The art of kenjutsu was studied and practiced in Japan as early as 800 CE.
Kenjutsu doesn't use colored belts to distinguish rank, but instead it uses the titles student, instructor, teacher, and master.
www.thealmightyguru.com /Database/DB-Kenjutsu.html   (109 words)

  
 Kenjutsu
The goal of kenjutsu is victory over opponents; the goal of kendo is to improve oneself through the study of the sword.
Kenjutsu practitioners do not usually use shinai in training, preferring to use bokken (wooden swords) or katana (steel swords) in order to preserve the cutting techniques of real sword fighting.
Kenjutsu training largely consists of practising cutting technique and performing partner kata.
www.russwill.com /experiments/martial_arts/Kenjutsu/kenjutsu.htm   (688 words)

  
 kenjutsu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kenjutsu is a weapons art consisting of the use of bokuto (wooden swords) to teach methods of sword fencing.
Kenjutsu is taught in many dojos as an adjunctive study to the main art form, such as Aikido.
Many Aikido players therefore study a ryu (or school) of kenjutsu separate and apart from their primary Aikido study in order to learn a specialized and dedicated form of fencing that is technically correct, using pure forms and principles.
www.aikibudo-aikido.com /art_form-kenjutsu.html   (494 words)

  
 Articles - Ken-jutsu: Japanese martial art - ShopUsMore.com
Kenjutsu has a long history and was actually practiced by samurai as an art of performing sword's practice between two people.
Kenjutsu is considered to be an older martial art than kendo, for which the first is often confused.
A battle finished with the victory of the kenjutsu "warrior" meant a lot of privileges, high social status and other benefits, while a defeat could just ruin all the efforts obtained though laborious training and would often mean loss of the income from the lord.
www.shopusmore.com /articles/ken-jutsu.html   (927 words)

  
 Kenjutsu Skill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kenjutsu is the sword art of the warriors of Kinlu, and is usable only with the following Kinlu swords: Katana, Wakizashi, No-Daichi, and Ninjato.
It is not possible to add both Warrior and Kenjutsu bonuses at the same time, but where bonuses from both skills would apply the character gains the benefit of the greater.
The Student's effective Kenjutsu rank may not be higher than the Rank they have with the swords being used, and they may have none of the sub-skills at higher Rank than they have Kenjutsu.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~apollyon/vault/Kenjutsu.html   (585 words)

  
 Kenjutsu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It requires the use of blades (especially Japanese blades such as the katana, wakizashi, and no-daichi).
Kenjutsu involves powerful, high commitment strikes to selected targets in order to kill the opponent.
Kenjutsu is the ancestor of Kendo, a pacifical martial art.
www.martial-way.com /kenjutsu.html   (86 words)

  
 Famous Budoka of Japan: Sekiun Harigaya Founder of Mujushin Kenjutsu
Sekiun was born in the country of Musashi in the village of Harigaya.
According to Gikyoku Sensei, the founder of this style, Sekiun Harigaya, was born in the country of Ueno as Goroemon Harigaya.
Shirai’s subsequent elevation of Odagiri and Mujushin kenjutsu was entirely his own, and eventually the style seems to have become for him the singular and ultimate destination of his training.
www.aikidojournal.com /article.php?articleID=294   (1541 words)

  
 Dragon Fencing Academy
Kenjutsu (literally “sword techniques”) is a term which refers to the classical styles of Japanese swordsmanship which blossomed in Japan during the Warring States Period (c.1300-1600).
Kenjutsu was for this elite class of men, a way of life.
Tokumeikan is a group of practitioners dedicated to the study of budo and bujutsu.
www.dragonfencing.com /kenjutsu.html   (618 words)

  
 Instituto Niten - Unidade São José do Rio Preto
O Kenjutsu atingiu seu apogeu durante o período Edo (ironicamente, um período de 200 anos de paz).
Assim, o kenshi (espadachim) transformou a "arte da espada" (kenjutsu) em um "Caminho", englobando nâo só a parte técnica e física, mas o treino mental e espiritual também, cultivando a atenção, a percepção, melhorando os reflexos e atingindo a paz interior.
Kenjutsu é considerado um bujutsu clássico (arte da guerra ou arte marcial), sendo formulado bem antes da reforma de Meiji.
www.niten.org.br /sjriopreto/kenjutsu.htm   (214 words)

  
 Kenjutsu
The late 16th and early 17th centuries witnessed a veritable explosion in kenjutsu ryû: probably 95% of all the ryû that ever existed were founded between 1600 and 1650.
So, joining a kenjutsu ryû, or becoming good enough to found one yourself, was no longer something to fit into your spare time (after mastering the horse, bow, and spear): it was now a simple matter of survival on the streets.
One must, therefore, accept the legends of kenjutsu as exactly what they are: legends, possibly with a small grain of reality buried somewhere in the distant past.
www.chicagobudokai.com /Articles/kenjutsu.htm   (2188 words)

  
 Kenjutsu - the Japanese art of Sword-Fencing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kenjutsu is known as kum do in Korea; a sporting version of the art, kendo, has been taught worldwide beginning after World War II.
Kenjutsu, throughout Japanese history, was usually taught in schools with different swordsmanship techniques; some of these schools continue today.
Muto is a style of fighting without the sword, and is the sole exception to the rule that Kenjutsu is a sword-fighting art.
www.pvv.ntnu.no /~leirbakk/rpg/streetfighter/styles/kenjutsu.html   (489 words)

  
 Kenjutsu and the Art of Movement: Introduction
Kenjutsu is often credited with being the premier martial art of Japan, an art preserving the finest qualities of the samurai, facilitating the deepest strategic and tactical insights, and providing inexhaustible challenge and satisfaction in training.
For example, different kenjutsu ryu have differing opinions on the desirability of blocking opposing sword cuts, although Japanese swords are strong enough by design to withstand being used in such a manner.
Most forms of sabaki in kenjutsu are designed to facilitate entering to an advantageous position on the count of “one!” How they achieve this is one of the distinguishing characteristics of different kenjutsu ryu.
www.delawarebudokan.org /article-kenjutsu_and_the_art_of_movement-1.htm   (1481 words)

  
 FightingArts.com - Itto-ryu Kenjutsu: An Overview
At the age of thirteen, Ittosai is said to have floated on a piece of timber across the Bay of Sagami to the village of Ito, on the Izu Peninsula.
After Tadaaki was appointed kenjutsu shinan-yaku (instructor in swordsmanship) to Ieyasu’s son, the second Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Hidetada, Itto-ryu became one of two official kenjutsu schools of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Kogen Itto-ryu kenjutsu is perhaps most famous as the ryu studied by the mad swordsman in the novel and film titled Daibosatsu Toge (the English title is “Sword of Doom”).
www.fightingarts.com /reading/article.php?id=370   (4337 words)

  
 Japanese Sword Arts FAQ
The primary goal of kenjutsu is victory over opponents; the primary goal of kendo is to improve oneself through the study of the sword.
Howver, since the early 1700s virtually all ryuha teaching kenjutsu have promoted it as a means to self-improvement and emphasized the philosophical aspects of the art.
There used to be hundreds of kenjutsu ryu; only two dozen or so have survived and they are mostly very small organizations.
www.kjartan.org /swordfaq/section01.html   (939 words)

  
 Sorato-Ryu Kenjutsu Dojo
The Sora-to (sky-sword) Ryu (style) Kenjutsu Heiho (of sword-fighting strategy) is a style dedicated to the study of the ancient martial arts of Samurai nobility.
Kenjutsu can be thought of as living history, preserving principles of combat and details of etiquette of an era long past.
Kenjutsu is also very practical, empowering people to face the challenges of life with clarity and tranquillity.
www.kenjutsu.co.za   (428 words)

  
 My Documents\Shinbukan Dojo\kenjutsu
Same as in jujutsu, numerous schools of kenjutsu that were developed during feudal era are considered traditional or "koryu", while those that were developed after Meiji Reformation are known as "modern" or "gendai".
Medjutim, rec "kenjutsu" je i sada najprikladniji zbirni izraz za oznacavanje specificno japanskog metoda upotrebe maca.
godine, Shinbukan kenjutsu je i zvanicno deo Shinbikan Bujutsu sistema.
ivicaserbia.tripod.com /kenjutsu.html   (1481 words)

  
 Kenjutsu
Kenjutsu is the offensive, aggressive art of the sword, whereas Iaijutsu is more defensive in nature.
Kenjutsu is the forerunner of Kendo; it was outlawed in 1876, when wearing swords was banned.
Of all the sword arts, Kenjutsu is the one that most closely resembles European fencing, emphasizing as it does cuts, thrusts and parries.
www.usadojo.com /styles/about-kenjutsu.htm   (246 words)

  
 Aikido Journal :: View topic - Aikidô and Kenjutsu
The trainings of kenjutsu can help to develop my Aikido or the trend is that it confuses?
Kenjustu has very different body movements to traditional Aikido the foot work and stance is very different, remember there is already a ken and jo system (a very big system) around its called aikiken and its been designed to forge your taijustu.
Kenjutsu is also root of aikido, so it is important to know it.
www.aikidojournal.com /forums/viewtopic.php?t=6568&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=   (250 words)

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