Katana Sword Attacks and Defense

These katana sword attack and defense clips from our “Ninja Training Video Blog” series show some basic techniques about evading and disarming the opponent with your long blade. In this demonstration clip, Sensei and his students show advanced variations (“henka”) of standard Bujinkan Ninjutsu katana maneuvers. Bujinkan methods are demonstrated to block strikes and draws, take the attacker off balance and/or distract them, use pain compliance methods to stop their motion and motivation, following through with multiple maneuvers, changing distance/angle or timing and forcing them into submission.

KATANA SWORD ATTACKS and DEFENSE

 Katana sword attack and defense techniques are covered more extensively in the 7th kyu of our “Basics of Ninja Training®” Bujinkan blackbelt video course. Use caution when practicing katana sword attacks and defense, or even when practicing drawing and sheathing.

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Techniques for the art of handling the famous Japanese katana vary greatly across the field of martial arts schools. Sensei Roemke’s students are using many katana sword attack techniques that are technically from “Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu,” which many Bujinkan practitioners study.

As he mentions in some of our other katana videos, Sensei Roemke studied it in Japan with Enbukan Master Machida Kenshinsai.  There are many different methods for handling the sword that vary from the ones shown in all our katana videos within the study of Ninjutsu itself, and Bujinkan does not formally teach highly sophisticated forms of katana handling compared to other martial arts. It focuses much more on sheer effectiveness and survival.

Danger! Do not attempt this without direct supervision of trained professionals.

About Enbukan and Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu:

The Enbukan is based on the Machida family koryu styles.  Enbukan schools also commonly teach or  Bujinkan techniques because the Bjuinkan Hombu Dojo is in the same are of Japan. The students of both schools often traing with each other. Enbukan training is not widely available outside of Japan. It is not easy to find an Enbukan Dojo in the USA or in many other parts of the world. Many of these dojo are run by jikideshi (direct disciples) of Kenshinsai Machida.  Enbukan schools are not kendo or iaido. The teachings are focused on katana sword drawing, cutting, and returning the sword to its saya (sheath), which is also called battojutsu.  Enbukan training emphasizes historical principles of the school and the esoteric aspects follow after the historical forms. Schools of Battojutsu under the Enbukan are Enshin Itto Ryu, Fudo Ikken Ryu, Jigen Ryu, and Mugai Ryu.

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CAUTION! THIS “KATANA SWORD ATTACK” VIDEO IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
We post videos strictly for your enlightenment. Do not re-enact these ninjutsu katana sword attack lessons without direct supervision by a trained professional. Consult your physician first. Ninja training is dangerous and we are not responsible for any liabilities, injuries or damages suffered by anyone emulating the content of these videos. Do not rely on these techniques for self-defense, they are presentations of hypothetical situations performed by Bujinkan professionals. TRAIN AT YOUR OWN RISK! BE SAFE AND SENSIBLE!  We do not advocate the use of any of these weapons except to train in traditional forms of this martial art under direct supervision of qualified professionals. Also, possession or transportation of some weapons may be illegal in some locations. Check with your local law enforcement agencies for legal details about martial arts weapons in your area.