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04-24-2004, 04:16 AM
Hello. This is my first post and my first time here. I am seeking information of many sorts to initiate a new phase in my life. Therefore I will begin with asking, what are the fundamental differences between Kendo and Kenjutsu, or rather which one will suit me best? I have several swords, a Paul Chen Ninja-to, and other Chinese forged katanas purely for aesthetics. I wish to train in some Sword form, thus being the reason I am here. Also, if anyone can inform me as to where I can find a Dojo of this nature in the Central PA, Maryland, or Northern VA/D.C. area, I would be most appreciative.
04-24-2004, 10:10 AM
if you go through the threads you will find a lot on the difference between kendo and kenjutsu. From a technical viewpoint the cutting action is quite different, and kendo footwork is designed purely for use in a dojo. Still hard to do and you can learn a lot from it that can contribute to your sword skills.
Be precise on how far you can travel to a dojo and I'm sure someone will help you out. One other thing, dont ever tell anyone you have a 'ninja to' unless you like being the butt of a joke...:D
I am still waiting to see an antique one turn up in an auction.:rolleyes:
04-25-2004, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by Beidoku
...Therefore I will begin with asking, what are the fundamental differences between Kendo and Kenjutsu...
Here is a good place to start: Japanese Sword Arts Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.kjartan.org/swordfaq/)
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