The Japanese Art of Chanbara Promises Safe Sparring for All Martial Artists Q: Which weapons are used for which targets and at which ranges? Short and long swords use the same basic 5 point areas either at a meet or in battle. Mein or head strike Kote or wrist strike Do or stomach strike Ashi or leg strike Tsuki or thrust (which is usually aimed to the upper chest or neck). The short sword is mostly a one handed sword and the long sword generally uses 2 hands to control correctly unless the combatant is trained in Jodan and can use the long sword with one hand which is very
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