Home > KENDO >

Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken White Oak
Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken White Oak

Alternative Views:

This product is proudly made in Japan Tozando Free ShippingTozando Laser Engraving
Our Price: $30.00

Product Code: 012-16[X]

Katori Bokken Length*:

Information Technical Specs.
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.

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 Japanese White Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Parfait February 17, 2018
Reviewer: marcus christophe from saultain, nord France  
Bokken de très bonne qualité résistant et très esthétique

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Katori Shinto ryu Bokuto January 9, 2018
Reviewer: Will Quan from Broomfield, Colorado United States  
Unfortunately the bokken descriptions were a bit confusing.  "Short" and "Long" are a bit confusing.  A lot of people in the West (Particularly USA and Canada) understand the terms Kodachi/Wakizashi and so I thought I was ordering Regular size bokken.  Working with Sato-san from your company to see about solving the issue

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Fantastic! December 31, 2017
Reviewer: Cristiano Amadei from Rimini, Rimini Italy  
The bokken  looks good and strong. It's perfect shaped!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very good services November 27, 2017
Reviewer: Valentin Visan from Bucharest, Romania Romania  
The bokkens are of good making. We use them extensively

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome November 20, 2017
Reviewer: Daniele Costanzo from Italy  
Really good bokken, well balanced and beautiful. Fast shipping as always.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

KENDO > Kendo Shinai & Bokken
KENDO > Kendo Shinai & Bokken > Kendo Bokken
IAIDO > Iaido Bokken
BUSHIDO > Bokken