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Combative Weapons Q & A (Part 4)

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The Japanese Art of Chanbara Promises Safe Sparring for All Martial Artists Q: Best Techniques Head shots vs. body shots To the Japanese the head shot was the most sought after strike which gives most combatants a closer feeling of “the spirit of the thing”. All kendo and sword arts in Japan start out with the Mein or head strike, and then work the other parts of the body as the student becomes proficient. As a sword instructor, your job would be to get hit by all your students. Because if they cannot hit you correctly who can they hit correctly? This is also called a “physical game of chess”

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Shihan Danna Abbott
Shihan Danna Abbott
is a 7th degree black belt in Kenjutsu, starting his 14-year education in Tokyo. He has published five books and designed a US Patent. Abbott has also conducted seminars in over 30 countries and obtained his black belt at the Hombu dojo in Yokohama. He currently offers online classes on LearntheSword.com, his unique swordsmanship academy.

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