Weapon

Articles about all kinds of Weapon Art Styles of martial arts on USAdojo.com.

La Canne – French Stick Fighting

The skill of stick fighting and the use of sticks as handy weapons dates back to the beginning of mankind. The stick gained an advantage over...

Peter Lorge on the Development of Chinese Archery Part 2

Peter Lorge on Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the 21st Century Part 1 GC: Your book charts the development of Chinese archery. Today, archery...

The Development and Evolution of Chanbara

Japanese martial artists and sword masters came together in 1969 and modernized the “art of practice.” Founder Tanabe Tetsundo and his following, comprising some...

Kum Do is the Korean Art of Sword Fencing

Kum Do is the Korean art of sword fencing perfected centuries ago during the Shilla Dynasty. It is closely related to Japanese Kendo and...

Kyudo

Kyudo, which literally means The Way of the Bow, is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways. In the...

Naginata

Naginata is a traditional Japanese martial art of both power and grace. It is the study of the use of a sword like weapon...

Secrets of the Japanese Sword

Over the last 30 years there has been a lot of hoopla about all the different styles and facets of martial arts and the...

Jutte Jutsu

Jutte jutsu is the Japanese martial art using the Japanese weapon jutte or jitte. Juttejutsu evolved mainly for use by law enforcement officers of...

Samurai Japanese Warriors

The samurai (or bushi) were the members of the military class, the Japanese warriors.  Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and...

Kum Do

Kum Do (Kendo) - The art of sword fencing Guhapdo (Iado) - The art of drawing the sword and cutting Ki Kong -...

Jodo the Way of the Stick

Shindo Muso Ryu, a school that devised the dynamic art of jo-jutsu was developed by Muso Gonosuke Katsuyoshi, a student of the Tenshin Shoden...

Iaido – Drawing and Attacking with the Sword

Iaido is the Japanese art of drawing and attacking with the sword. It originated with Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu, although the forms practiced in Iaijutsu...

Iaido or the Way of the Samurai Sword

Iaido is a Japanese martial art that deals with the Samurai Sword. Actually, it is the art of counter-attack using a Japanese katana. Iaido means...

Japanese Samurai Swords – A Brief History Part 2

Muromachi Japanese Samurai swords were called odachi or nodachi, and they were longer than 1 meter (they sometimes measured 120-150cm). These long katana swords,...