Historically, Japanese women often carried a variety of tantō (短刀術) known as kaiken for self-defense. Additionally, warrior women (onna-bugeisha), part of the samurai class, and most trained in tantojutsu and typically slept with one under their pillow.
|Kyle trains with Glenn at the Arizona Hombu dojo.|
|Tanto (samurai knives)|
|Soke Hausel teaches both defensive and offensive tactics with tanto.|
|Ben Corley demonstrates how to cut an attacker with his own knife at the|
University of Wyoming White Crane karate clinic
|Two outstanding Women Samurai (both black belts) at the Arizona Hombu dojo train with tanto and nunchaku|