Monday, April 6, 2015


So, it's been a long time since my last post. We are still around and training, I've just been neglecting the blog is all.  This year we are focusing our training around Koto Ryu and the theme weapon of the year is the nagamaki. I will offer more insight on the blog about Koto Ryu, but for now let's talk a bit about the nagkamaki. This is a super cool weapon, basically a really long sword, kind of like a cross between a katana and a naginata. It has been fun exploring the use of this weapon, and I'm looking forward to exploring it more in depth throughout the year. Below are some pictures of nagamaki. There are actually several variants of the nagamaki, but the general idea is it has a very long handle and a long sword blade. This was a popular weapon with infantrymen on the battlefield during the feudal era of Japan.

See you in on the mat at Living-Warrior Dojo, your school for traditional Bujinkan Ninjutsu martial arts. Martial arts school and training for Meridian, Boise, Kuna, Star, Nampa and surrounding communities. (See also: karate, samurai, ninja, aikido, judo, self-defense)