To-Shin Do Kenjutsu Shoden is advanced training for mastery in the Japanese battlefield long sword fighting as taught in Kasumi-An To-Shin Do. This 4-DVD set goes beyond the fundamental Kihon skills to give you the strategies and insights for mastering the Japanese long sword. Unique to the Japanese Sengoku Warring States era, these sword methods are more difficult to find than the traditional Edo age samurai sword techniques taught in most kenjutsu schools today. An-shu Stephen K. Hayes teaches the in-depth details of the classical form, and also demonstrates strategies for modern street defense based on the ancient principles of To-Shin Do Kenjutsu long sword combat.
DVD 1: Kenjutsu sword shoden kata 1, 2, 3 – Juju no kata 1, 2 ,3 in classical form, modern knife adaptation and contemporary unarmed interpretation.
DVD 2: Kenjutsu sword shoden kata 4 – Kiri komi in classical weapon form, modern knife drill adaptation and contemporary unarmed interpretation. Kenjutsu sword shoden kata 5 – Kata te nagi in classical weapon form, modern knife adaptation.
DVD 3: Kenjutsu sword shoden kata 6, 7, 8 – Tsuki iri “piecing entry” in 3 part classical weapon exercise and 3 aspects of modern unarmed interpreted adaptation.
DVD 4: Kenjutsu sword shoden kata 9 Suihei giri “horizontal cutting” sword exercise. Kenjutsu sword shoden kata 10 – Kurai dori “position taking” classical sword exercise and hints from modern unarmed considerations.