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JJSA - Journal of Japanese Sword Arts

by Takwann
The Journal of Japanese Sword Arts began life in 1989 as a monthly newsletter. More than 90 issues and almost ten years later it is still being produced. The Journal contains news, reviews, announcements, and in depth articles concerning all aspects of the Japanese sword. The Journal contains all the copy in The Iaido Newsletter, plus much more. Check out the JJSA Awards for sword related websites. The editor, publisher, and chief inking boy is Kim Taylor, a long time student of Japanese sword, and associate editor of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts.

Komei Juku - Maui, Hawaii Iaijutsu

by Takwann
The first line of each couplet describes a natural phenomenon and the following line makes the point for the first line’s statement. This poem is not haiku but has a similar structure that sets a scene and follows with an allusion to an iaijutsu waza. The placement of the poem after the listed description of the Chuden wazas in the makimono suggests that it is not intended to be descriptions of or technical advice about the Chuden wazas. Rather the poem’s purpose seems to be to communicate the spirit and attitude that the practice of iaijutsu should develop. Therefore the poem should lead to understanding the spirit of iaijutsu.


by kokoo
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by Takwann
The term “Iai” is taken from the Japanese phrase: “Tsune ni itte, kyu ni awasu”. The kanji (character) “I” can also be read as “itte” and “ai” as “awasu”. The meaning of this is “whatever we may be doing or wherever we may be, we must always be prepared for any eventuality”.


Japanese Swords - SamuraiWiki

by Takwann
Contents: * 1 Early History * 2 History of the Japanese sword in relation to Japanese historical periods o 2.1 Heian Era (794-1184) o 2.2 Kamakura Era (1184-1333) + 2.2.1 Early Kamakura (1184-1231) + 2.2.2 Middle Kamakura (1232 - 1287) + 2.2.3 Late Kamakura (1288 -1333) o 2.3 Nambokucho Era (1334-1393) o 2.4 Muromachi Era (1394-1595) + 2.4.1 Early Muromachi (1394-1466) + 2.4.2 Middle Muromachi (1467-1554) + 2.4.3 Late Muromachi (1555-1595) o 2.5 Edo Era + 2.5.1 Keigen-Shinto period (1596 - 1623) + 2.5.2 Kanbun-Shinto period (1658 -1683) + 2.5.3 Genroku-Shinto period (1684 -1763) + 2.5.4 First Half of Shinshinto (1764 - 1829) + 2.5.5 Latter half of Shinshinto (1830 - 1868) * 3 The Modern Era o 3.1 Post-WWII * 4 References

Online Nihonto Glossary with English and Japanese Text

by Takwann
Online Nihonto Glossary with English and Japanese Text


by Takwann
By Fred Weissberg The term, uchigatana, is made up of two Japanese words. The word, uchi, comes from the verb, utsu, and means to strike. The word, gatana, is another reading of the word, katana, and means sword. Thus when these two words are used together, this term, uchigatana, means a sword that is suitable for striking an enemy. Used in the context, it means a sword that is worn with the cutting edge upward as opposed to a tachi that is worn with the cutting edge downward.

Japanese people don't understand "motodachi" [Archive] - Kendo World Forums

by Takwann
Just checked my glossary. "Motodachi" is indeed "the receiver". Guess it's something that outside of kendo, it's not a term used in everyday speech in Nihongo

What's in a Name?

by Takwann
We are a strange people. Us western iaidoka, that is. We are all part of a rich culture that goes back to Ancient Greece and to the Roman Empire. Were we only interested in the martial arts of the sword, we would still find a number of Western ones teaching European, Italian, and Scottish swordsmanship, and even more. Yet we have instead opted to study arts which come from the far east, from a land and a culture that is foreign to most of us. We try to understand the culture and philosophy of those who came before us through our practice. One way to help this along is through the study of the Japanese language, and I hope here to perhaps enlighten some of our practice through understanding the names of our kata. By 'our', I mean here the kata commonly practiced in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei. Let's get to it, shall we? - Ittosai’s Test: Part 1

by Takwann
By Dave Lowry Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two part article entitled "Ittosai’s Test" which is an excerpt from Dave Lowry’s new book, “Clouds In The West.” It is about the eccentric but brilliant swordsman Ito Ittosai Kagehisa, the founder of the sword tradition of Itto ryu, and his efforts to find a successor. Itto ryu eventually grew to be one of the largest and most important schools of Japanese swordmanship. It was adopted by the military authority of Japan, the Tokugawa shogun, and other lords of feudal Japan, including the Aizu from which diato ryu aikjujutsu sprang through the legendary teacher Takeda Sokaku Sensei. Itto ryu also influenced the technical curriculum of kendo (the modern Japanese art of fencing that uses mock weapons made of bamboo). Today there are several separate traditions of Itto ryu practiced. Another important variant is Onoha Itto Ryu Sokaku Den, passed down through several daito ryu and aiki budo traditions.

Before Kendo no kata | [ ]

by Takwann
Kata training in kendo nowadays is had via the well known and respected “nihon kendo no kata,” and it has played an important part in keeping the “sword” element of kendo alive to this day. We also have the newly introduced “bokuto ni yoru kihon keiko-ho” (although they not officially called “kata”) which is a method of teaching shinai-kendo techniques using a bokuto. But before both these sets of kata, there were precursory attempts to create kata for teaching to kendo people. These forms are still practised in the Japanese kendo community today, although rare.


jeKai Home Page

by ycc2106
a group of volunteers throughout the world began creating an open, free, online Japanese-English dictionary. The form and content of the dictionary are decided by the participants in the project. Among its features are the following: * Definitions that explain the meaning of words as completely as possible * As many examples as possible of each word in real contexts * Photographs and other illustrations, especially for entries about uniquely Japanese things * No restrictions on the type or range of vocabulary * No restrictions on the length of entries The dictionary has been named jeKai (je海), pronounced "jay-kai" or ジェーカイ.

Denshi Jisho - Online Japanese dictionary

by ycc2106
Denshi Jisho is an easy-to-use and powerful online Japanese dictionary. It lets you find words, kanji and example sentences by searching in many ways. The dictionaries are also interlinked so that you can check what the kanji in a word mean individually or what context a word can be used in. You can also look up kanji by the parts they contain. Denshi Jisho Bookmarklet. Select a Japanese word on a page, then click the bookmarklet to make a quick lookup on that word.

Ajax IME: Web-based Japanese Input Method

by ycc2106 & 3 others
スの日本語入力サービスです。海外からでもブラウザさえあれば日本語を入力す ることができます。 特別なソフトは必要ありませ ローマ字を日本語に変換できる無料サイト

by ycc2106
# ローマ字で単語を入力し、スペースを入力すると日本語に変換されます。 (例: ryokou ni kiteimasu. → 旅行に来ています。) # このページは長文作成用です。Google検索を行う場合は『Google検索モード』ページが便利です。 # 助詞『は』『を』『と』『に』等 はスペースで区切って入力します。(例: watashi ha ryokou ga sukidesu. → 私は旅行が好きです。)

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