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Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken White Oak


 
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Our Price: ¥3,300.00


Product Code: 012-16[X]


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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.
Features
  • 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: 2 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
perfect for Katori Shinto November 15, 2013
Reviewer: FABRIZIO FLORIDI from CINISELLO BALSAMO, Milano Italy  
I received my bokken yesterday and immediately tried it in the evening training at the Dojo.
Awesome! Really! The line and the weight are perfect, laser engraving is precise and can reach very thin lines (especially for the Kamon).
I use it for what it was born, TENSHIN SHODEN KATORI SHINTO RYU, so it has to impact on other training wood weapons, and for that reason it must to be strong and with the wood grains in a precise way. I explained it to costumer care and I received a perfect bokken with the right grains in the right way. Last thing, thanks to Donatella for the support and help (and patience) to obtain this perfection and thanks to all Tozando wich is confirmed the best place to buy.


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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good for men September 12, 2013
Reviewer: Akari from Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam  
This bokuto is almost identical to the isu variation but it is heavier (still very well balanced).

No wonder it is much more suitable for suburi and for strong men than the "girlish" isu one.

However, I find myself not very comfortable using this bokuto to do iaijutsu. (In my country, iaito is not yet legal so we do iaijutsu with bokuto)

It is not as beautiful as the isu one. But thanks to  the "different "coating", we can easily polish this bokuto with tamanu oil, which also "strengthens" the wood.

So yes, this is a highly recommended bokuto.

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