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Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken Red Oak - Daito

Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken Red Oak - Daito

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Our Price: $70.64

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Product Code: 013-BKA12RS-L

The Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken is available in long and short versions, and is made in the specifications required for Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu and Kodachi techniques practice. This Bokken is similar to the design of a standard Bokken, but it's a little heavier and it also has less Sori (curvature) compared to the standard bokken. A variety of wood selections and finishes are available upon request.

This bokuto is made by the Aramaki Workshop of Kyushu, South Japan. it is made from Hon Akagashi - true Japanese Red Oak.

What is Katori Shinto Ryu?

Katori Shinto Ryu
may not require a introduction to many, as it was one of the very first Koryu Bujutsu (Japanese Classical Martial Arts) introduced to the west, by famous Don Draeger.
Needless to say, it is the oldest existing martial arts in Japan with over 650 years of recorded history.
The style was founded by Iizasa Choisai Ienao after 1000 days of intensive training. The style is characterized by paired kata exercises which involves exchange of multiple moves/techniques between the training partners. Another notable characteristics of the school is its broad range of technical repertoire, a characteristics often found in Koryu Bujutsu founded in the Sengoku Era or pre-Edo period when the martial arts skills were used mostly in battlefield, unlike the fairly peaceful early-mid Edo-period when martial arts skills were meant for self defense. Since it's a martial arts used on battlefield, it means that one must be able to handle variety of weapons, therefore the Katori Shinto Ryu practitioner is required to learn Kenjutsu, Bojutsu, Naginatajutsu, Iaijutsu, Jujutsu ...and more, which takes years of dedicated training.
One can also see it's battlefield origin as many of the techniques assumes the use of Yoroi (armor) and target areas are often the opening of an armor such as the joints.
The style's vast technical repertoire has been well preserved by the efforts of generations of dedicated practitioners and style has many followers both inside Japan and abroad.
  • Made of high quality genuine Japanese Red Oak (Hon Akagashi)
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 97cm (approx. 38")
  • Blade: 70cm
  • Handle: 27cm
  • Weight: Approx. 550 grams

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Very lightweight. Almost too light. Nice red hue. February 4, 2019
Reviewer: Rikke Wickberg from Mariager, Jylland Denmark  

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5 of 5 Incredible fabric December 31, 2018
Reviewer: Roberto Vílchez Viedma from Granada, Granada Spain  
I strongly recommend this japanese bokuto

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4 of 5 Good balance September 22, 2018
Reviewer: Jonathan from Amsterdam, NH Netherlands  
The Tozando Red Oak Katori Shinto Ryu bokken arrived quickly. It has a good weight and balance but the wood seems a little soft and within less than 2 months it feels like it is on the verge of splintering. I hope that is not the case.

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5 of 5 June 15, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Montreal, Quebec Canada  

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4 of 5 All good December 3, 2017
Reviewer: Alexandros Papadopoulos from Katerini, Pieria Greece  
Very good quality...  fast shipping... absolutely recommended

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