Historically, Japanese women often carried a variety of tantō (短刀術) known as kaiken for self-defense. And warrior women (onna-bugeisha), that were part of the samurai class trained in tantojutsu and slept with a tanto under 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|