How To Use The Kodachi (Short Sword) vs the Katana | Japanese Swordsmanship Training Techniques
In this video, I teach how to use the kodachi (short sword) vs. the katana (long sword) in combat. This is a crucial lesson for all that is training in kenjutsu/iaijutsu as there are many times the samurai/ninja would lose a weapon in battle and have to rely on their side arm.
The techniques that I am teaching comes from the Tenjin-ryu. The Tenjin-ryu is 1 of the 7 warrior traditions (ryuha) that we teach here at the Budo Ryu Kai. The 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu Kai are:
Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
Eishin-ryū Iaijutsu (英信流居合術)
Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
Gyokko-Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
Togakure-ryū Ninpo Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)
This lesson is directly for the practitioners of the ancient Japanese koryu martial arts of the ninja and samurai, such as ninjutsu (ninpo) and bujutsu (budo).
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