Japanese Weapons Master Masayuki Shimabukuro Demonstrates Samurai Sword-Cutting Techniques in “Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship” DVD Preview!

Written By Raymond Horwitz

In their new Japanese martial arts DVD collection, Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship, samurai sword masters Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long detail and demonstrate a variety of samurai sword techniques. In this exclusive DVD preview, Long introduces Shimabukuro’s cutting demonstration, or suemono giri. “We’re going to explore the more advanced section of test cutting,” he explains. “The first one we’re going to do is called inazuma. Inazuma means ‘lightning strike,’ so it’s key that the cuts never truly stop moving. The sword continues to move properly back and forth through the mat.”

SAMURAI DVD PREVIEW VIDEO
Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship
by Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long

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