Amazing Use of Bamboo Swords in Kendo

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The use of bamboo swords or shinai along with armor or bogu in Japanese sword arts is a relatively recent phenomenon. It is believed that the father and son duo of Yamada Heizaemon Mitsunori and Naganuma Shirozaemon Kunisato developed and improved the bokuto and shinai, as well as the bogu. There was good reason for the invention of the bamboo … Read More