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Insights of a Swordsman: Mark Lithgow Training

Studying the way of the sword is an undertaking that demands perfectionism of the practitioner. It is not simply that an edged weapon is unforgiving...

The Art of the Japanese Sword As Taught by the Experts

The more than thousand-year-old art of sword making in Japan is one of the world's most brilliant metalworking traditions. In danger of being lost...

Books By Dana Abbott

THE SAMURAI SWORD Introduction and Application The Samurai Sword, Introduction and Application is a must have read plus reference of "how to" for every sword and...

A Reunion with Master Tanabe, My Mentor

Shihan Dana Abbott's Reunion with Master Tanabe It was about four in the afternoon and my flight was on its final approach.  As we broke...

Children and the Art of the Sword

When we think about swords and the martial arts involving swords, we seldom think of children.  It seems that the cutting blade and young...

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...

Shihan Abbott’s Unique Training Methods

USADOJO.COM spent time with Shihan Dana Abbott discussing his unique training methods in the sword arts. We asked him about his training and the...

Dana Abbott: Kendo

If Dana Abbott had been born in Japan 500 years ago, he’d have been a samurai. But since he was destined to see his...

Wood, Metal, Bamboo – Usage of the Japanese Sword

In the following few paragraphs I want to explain the “nuts and bolts” and the “hows and wherefores” for the usage of  the Japanese...

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...

The Best Block is No Block

The best block is no block at all!! With that said, it is well known and documented that if you try to block an...

Basic Sword Concepts with Padded Combative Weapons

Dana Abbott discusses how warriors have been educated since the beginning of time and how training with padded combative weapons improve training. I want to...

The Polishing Room: Intense Chanbara Training

First, a bit of background is in order. In the ‘70s and early ‘80s Goju-Shorei had what were known as bucket workouts, which occurred...

Negative Impact of Repetition Type Drills in Stick Fighting

The patterned sound of click clack, click clack, click clack is heard as the modern stick fighter's weapon goes through various repetition type drills...

The Staff: A Remarkable Weapon

The Staff is a simple, but remarkable weapon. From humble beginnings the staff has aided mankind throughout history. In many countries, stories have been interwoven...

James Williams – Systema, Swords and More

James Williams is the President of Bugei Trading Company, Inc. He has been studying martial arts since 1960 and teaching since 1975. James has...