|Senpai Patrick Scofield (1st dan) trains with naginata against Sensei Bill Borea (2nd dan)|
|Katana showing guard (tsuba), handle (tsuka), charm |
(menuki) and the ‘handyman’s secret weapon (duct
tape) (photo by Kenrick Davis).
- tantō (knife or dagger) = 1 shaku or less;
- wakizashi or kodachi (short swords known as shōtō) = 1 to 2 shaku;
- katana or tachi (long swords known as daitō) = more than 2 shaku;
- ōdachi (long swords) = more than 3 shaku.
|Dr. Teule trains with
bokken at a Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu|
Clinic taught by Soke Hausel in Gillette, Wyoming.
|Sensei Borea demonstrates naginata at
Seiyo Kai Hombu in
Arizona. Sensei is of |
true Japanese samurai lineage and is the Staff Samurai at our dojo in Mesa, Arizona.
Tameshiwara (test cutting of pumpkins at Halloween in
Gilbert, Arizona. Soke Hausel slices pumpkins with samurai
sword (photo by Sharon Hausel).