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This video incorporates stunning historical imagery and inspiring narration, with an emphasis on swordsmanship fundamentals, test-cutting, and total control of the sword. Also features exclusive footage of Obata-kaiso's record-setting kabutowari (helmet-splitting) test at the end. Shinkendo is a traditional but contemporary school that teaches practical and effective swordsmanship. English DVD. Approx. 50 minutes.
"All in all, I would have to call this the finest film documentary on Japanese swords and swordsmanship I've run across so far."
- Review by Steven Dick, TACTICAL KNIVES Magazine; Vol. 2, Number 3 1996.
I had this on VHS back in the 90's, when I was an active student of Shinkendo. It's great to have it again in a more modern format.
Shinkendo Samurai Swordsmanship DVD by Toshishiro Obata