Why Shobu Zukuri?

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by YagyuShintoRyu, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. bdcochran

    bdcochran

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    Jan 2, 2012
    I knew about the two battles with the Mongols, but nothing about the replacement sword. Immediately, I started looking for a current release of the sword. Was looking for an item shorter than my katana or wakazashis. I have two handed knife with an over all curvature running through the blade that I commissioned about 30 years ago from Barry Dawson. Still wanted a shorter knife and knew I would have to settle for one handed handle and not enough curvature. So, I had a Cold Steel Recon tanto come in today.
     
  2. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    That's why they were invented. They made it possible to compete in combat without a lifetime of training.
     
  3. bdcochran

    bdcochran

    150
    Jan 2, 2012
    The exception is learning the basic concept of movement called "shooting" in san soo which is a movement past the aggressor without striking or being struck while protecting your head. The movement is completely unexpected by an aggressor. No grappling.
     

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