Category Archives: Weapons
Ancient China – Han Dynasty 206 BC – 220 AD With the appearing of philosophical Taoists in the Han Dynasty one could say the Han Dynasty was a high culture which changed China and the fundamental understandings of many things. The Han swords are the ancestors of the Tang swords (618-907 AD) which were the very […]
“It has been said something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” – Chaos Theory I’ve always said that if there is one moment in my life where everything changed, it was when I decided to become a fencer. Fencing gave me the opportunity […]
Shinto is called Japan’s ancient original religion, and it is deeply rooted in the way of Japanese life. Shinto has no known founder or single sacred scripture. Shinto is wholly devoted to life in this world and emphasizes man’s essential goodness. The name Shinto comes from Chinese characters for Shen(‘divine being’), and Tao (‘way’) and […]
In this instructional video my check hand (hand with no weapon) was check-happy but the strikes are still correct as to what they taught us at R.U.F.M.A. One way to be familiar with the strikes is to remember that even-numbered strikes are back-handed strikes. Practice the basics, over and over, even without a bag!