Thought others here may be interested, though it's only marginally iai - Toyama-ryu. Because it starts from a peaceful position, sword sheathed, there is also a focus on traditional etiquette and mental discipline. Very interesting, though I read very, very little Japanese.
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IAIDO Student Handbook for Castle Rock Colorado Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship
I also recall there being some "boy's life" style magazines with similar material at the time. Because it starts from a peaceful position, sword sheathed, there is also a focus on traditional etiquette and mental discipline.
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I'm not particularly well educated on JSA, but I do have an interest in military swordsmanship. Unfortunately, the handful of people who were both aware of and interested in the subject were quick to escape any discussion on the material, due to it's Hanbdook to add to the discussion?
How much are you paying? The second part teaches dealing with an opponent and the strength of spirit and sword necessary to quickly dispatch an opponent, as well as laying out 7 kata. We welcome a wide range of questions and submissions, including:. We welcome a wide range of questions and submissions, including: I don't think its lack of awareness about swords but more awareness of the nature of the killing that happened in WWII.
Historical events, even - or maybe especially - the brutal ones, deserve thoughtful consideration and sticking your head in the sand doesn't help anything, but I understand the reticence in discussing the murder of prisoners and civilians in certain contexts. The first part teaches the fundamentals of cuts, thrusts, etc.
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Thought others here may be interested, though it's only marginally iai - Toyama-ryu. Someday I hope we have some kind of full-on translation of that, or all of those, manuals.
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Early 20th century GuntoSoho handbook : iaido
A while back I found this scan of one of the guntosoho handbooks:. Showa 19 Foreward by: Log in or sign up in seconds. Guess they're not aware swords are for killing.
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Very interesting, though I read very, very little Japanese. I'll admit I had considered financing it out of pocket, but I am a college student and a married man now: The unified publication is split into two parts. Early 20th century GuntoSoho handbook self.
A while back I found this scan of one of the guntosoho handbooks: Here are some details from a cursory look: