JAPANESE SWORD MARTIAL ARTS
DISCLAIMER: The sites linked below are provided solely as a convenience. The accuracy of the information contained on these sites has not been verified. Most sites try to provide accurate information; however, translation difficulties and various levels of knowledge by the writers play a significant role in the accuracy of the information contained on these sites. This is true for all sites on the Internet - in all subject areas.
Electronic Journal of Martial Arts and Sciences covers a wide range of martial arts with articles, online store, discussion groups and more.
Toryu-Mon - Eishin Ryu Iaido.
The Japanese Sword Arts FAQ contains a wealth of information both about the Japanese sword and about iaido, the art of drawing the sword as well as things to consider when buying a sword for iaido. Info on all things related to iaido
Sei Do Kai (Iaido at Univ. of Guelph) - publishes online newsletter and has FTP site. One of the top iaido sites.
Iaido Glossary by Iai Sensei Kim Taylor; terminology for iaido, kata, swords, dojo rules and more.
Southern California Naginata Federation - site has loads of information on all aspects of naginata, blade construction polishing, saya making and more. The most complete site on all things naginata.
British Kendo Association - official site on all aspects of British kendo; articles on kendo and Japanese swordsmanship.
U. S. Kendo Federation - The official site for all aspects of kendo in the United States.
FURYU - online Budo journal of classical martial arts.
Kyudo.com - all things related to Japanese style archery (kyudo). Major site on Japanese archery
Yushinkan Iaido Hilversum - Iaido dojo in the Netherlands; English and Dutch language versions of site.
Al Bower's Japanese Sword Arts - All varieties of Japanese sword arts.
Shinkendo Federation - Information on all aspects of shinkendo practice as taught by Sensei Toshihiro Obata.
NY Naginata and Iaido Club sponsors training seminars on use of the naginata and practice of iaido.
NOTE: Some of these sites offer polishing and restoration services for martial arts swords.
This grade of polishing is generally not appropriate for and may damage antique swords.
See the commercial sites on the sword links page for polishing and restoration of antique swords.
Fred Lohman has replica replacement parts for Japanese swords and sword restoration materials and services.
Sei Do Kai Supplies carries
iaito, shinken, sword supplies, etc. for martial arts use.
Site operated by the Univ. of Guelph Sei Do Kai Iaido group.
The Jidai - Bushido, Japanese culture, iaido and
the Japanese sword.
Article on sword making. Sells iaito and other martial arts equipment. (Japan).
Ryu-Ken - modern reproduction tsuba made in Japan. Classic sukashi, katchushi and tosho designs.
Site is in Japanese
Tameshigiri.com - Mugen Dachi Co. - sells mats for cutting practice.
Legacy Swords offers high grade reproduction sword fittings.
Japanese Sword Ltd. sells replica tsuba, menuki and other fittings, restoration / repair for martial arts swords.
SwordStore.com offers iai-to, shinken, tsuba and menuki and custom iai-to from Nosyuiaido.
Nishijin Sword sells iaito, shinsakuto, sword supplies, sword stands and replica fittings
Sakura Martial Arts Supply handles full line
of practice swords, martial arts equipment and supplies.
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