Traditional Japanese Sword Training
Traditional Japanese swordsmanship has an emphasis on ritual and etiquette. This is done partially for safety reasons and partially to cultivate a spirit of respect and reverence for the art and the sword itself. Japanese sword training is something of a lifelong journey. Even the masters consider themselves to be humble students, constantly striving for perfection. As such, even the basics are subject to continual refinement and it is most definitely a journey best started with proper instruction under the watchful eye of a qualified teacher.