The Weapons

Katori Shinto Ryo trains with several different weapons, and Sugawara Sensei teaches other weapons in addition to the core Katori weapons. Please contact Sugawara Sensei about procuring weapons from his select artisans available for his students only. Pricing may vary depending on availability and quality. 

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Sugawara Iaito

Iaito

Sugawara Sensei recommends practicing sword drawing or Iaido with iaito practice swords (aluminum "dulled" blades instead of sharpened steel). You can read more about them on wikipedia at the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iaitō

Sugawara Sensei offers high quality iaito exclusively for his students only at a discounted rate of 55,000 Yen, normally 70,000 Yen. Iaito includes cleaning kit, certificate, and sword bag. 

There are 2 sizes:

  • 2.3.5
  • 2.4.0

Chart of Sword Parts


Bokken

For Katori Shinto Ryo and Aikido weapons, bokken are the preferred practice weapon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokken

Sugawara Sensei uses a particular style of bokken, with a particular weight, curve and point. His bokken are also hand-branded with his dojo name and available to his students only.

A shorter version of the bokken, a kodachi (shoto) is also used. 

Sugawara Brand

Bo

Katori Shinto Ryu also uses the staff, or bo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bō

Katori bo length is 183 cm (~72 inches)


Naginata

Naginata is a Japanese style halberd. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naginata

Katori practice Naginata are 253.15 cm (99.67 inches) in length.

Yari

Advanced Katori practitioners also practice the yari, or spear. Instead of a point or blade, for practice a cushioned fabric or rubber point is used. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yari

Katori uses a spear that is approximately 289.75 cm (~114.07 inches) in length. 

 

JO

For aikido weapons, a jo is used. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jō


Oushu Sword (Hoju, Mogusa, Gassan, Warabite-to) Gallery 

奥州刀:寶壽、舞草、月山/蕨手刀

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