|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.
|Suzette Denvir practices Iaido at the Arizona Hombu Dojo, Mesa|