Swordmanship & Training

Engage with in-depth guides on swordsmanship, effective training techniques, and the principles of Historical European Martial Arts. Improve your knowledge and skills, and appreciate the art of sword fighting beyond its combative aspects.

What is Kendo? – The Japanese Way of the Sword
What is Kendo? – The Japanese Way of the Sword
Explaining Iaido: The Art of Drawing the Sword
Explaining Iaido: The Art of Drawing the Sword
Chinese Wushu Swords: 8 Dancing Blades of Modern Kung Fu
Chinese Wushu Swords: 8 Dancing Blades of Modern Kung Fu
7 Popular Modern Sword Sports That Keep the Sword Tradition Alive
7 Popular Modern Sword Sports That Keep the Sword Tradition Alive
What is a Battle Ready Sword and How to Spot One?
What is a Battle Ready Sword and How to Spot One?
Sword Duel: Its History, Rules, and Customs
Sword Duel: Its History, Rules, and Customs
What Makes Sword-Wielding Historically Accurate?
What Makes Sword-Wielding Historically Accurate?
Heavy Swords: Facts, Myths, and Misconceptions
Heavy Swords: Facts, Myths, and Misconceptions
How To Use a Katana like a Real Samurai
How To Use a Katana like a Real Samurai
Uncovering Krabi Krabong: Thailand’s Weapon-Based Martial Art
Uncovering Krabi Krabong: Thailand’s Weapon-Based Martial Art
Types of HEMA Sword Fighting and Its Traditions
Types of HEMA Sword Fighting and Its Traditions
Sai Sword: The Three-Bladed Crime-Fighting Sword
Sai Sword: The Three-Bladed Crime-Fighting Sword
Types of Japanese Sword Fighting and Their Weapons
Types of Japanese Sword Fighting and Their Weapons
Two-Handed Sword Stances: Beginner’s Guide
Two-Handed Sword Stances: Beginner’s Guide
What is Iaito and Why is it Ideal for Iaido Practice?
What is Iaito and Why is it Ideal for Iaido Practice?
Best Battle Ready Katana Swords: Top 15 Tameshigiri Blades
Best Battle Ready Katana Swords: Top 15 Tameshigiri Blades
Sword Fighting Classes and All You Need to Know About Them
Sword Fighting Classes and All You Need to Know About Them
Best Wooden Swords for Martial Arts
Best Wooden Swords for Martial Arts
Best Practice Swords for Martial Arts
Best Practice Swords for Martial Arts
Best Shinai Bamboo Swords for Kendo
Best Shinai Bamboo Swords for Kendo
Best Bokken Swords for Martial Arts
Best Bokken Swords for Martial Arts
Best Chokuto Swords and Their Use in The History
Best Chokuto Swords and Their Use in The History
Different Sword Fighting Styles Around the World
Different Sword Fighting Styles Around the World
Fencing Swords 101: History, Types, and Techniques
Fencing Swords 101: History, Types, and Techniques