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Product Code: 012-16[X]

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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
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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Lets try out its resilience... April 17, 2017
Reviewer: Victor Manuel Carrasco Baeza from Irapuato, Guanajuato Mexico  
My first Horinouchi Bokken. Besides its 620g it is well balanced and feels like 500g. But the finish on the wood isn't what expected for its standard quality (Im used and aw with the Aramaki Craftmanship) and the line of the Kantogata Kissaki is not aligned... Now lets try its resilience with 4hrs at week of Aikiken. Greetings Tozando Crew.

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Let´s try to broke it... April 5, 2017
Reviewer: Victor Manuel Carrasco Baeza from Irapuato, Guanajuato, México  
I must say that this is my first Horinouchi Bokken... Is well carved, the lines and shape are something I´ve always like in Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken, even though the wood finish isn´t what I was expecting (Im used to the marvelous pieces of Aramaki Workshop) and the edge at the kissaki is not aligned. Aside its 620g it feels perfect in balance (like it was 500g), and I will let you know its resilient qualities in a few weeks... As always, excellent package and fast delivery from Tozando Crew. Thank you and greetings from Guanajuato, México.

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One fine bokken March 31, 2017
Reviewer: Dmitrijs Lancovs from Riga, Rigas rajons Latvia  
Delivery was fast. So fast, in fact, that I got it right before my next Katori training session, so it went straight into use.

Sturdy, balanced, and pleasant to hold, this bokken will probably outlast most others we have at the dojo.

In other words, one happy customer.

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bokken March 28, 2017
Reviewer: andrea from Milano, Lombardia Italy  
great product and delivey service!
Some discount for new client would be appreciated
thank you very much

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Excelent purchase March 17, 2017
Reviewer: Franz Jasper from Brasília, Distrito Federal Brazil  
Tozando took extra care when wrapping the bokken. It arrived in my home in perfect conditions. The bokken itself was exactly what the description said. I am very pleased with the whole purchase experience! Thank you.

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