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Niten Ichi Ryu Bokuto Set (Set of Daito and Shoto fo Nito)



 
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Niten Ichi Ryu was originally developed by Miyamoto Musashi, however nowdays, there are some branches from the original Ryuha. There are a few misunderstanding about Musashi. Many books mention that he was a very strong (power) person, otherwise he would not be able to swing the sword with only one hand. However, this is a misinterpretation of how to use the sword, as the sword is a heavy object, the best way to cut the opponent is by using the weight of the sword itself. By doing that, you can avoid using extra power from your arms, and you can develop a smooth cut. Also, in real combat, there is no need to cut the opponent in half, but by cutting the vital points, that would give a fatal damage to the opponent. By doing so, it is very possible for Musashi to have used one sword in each hand, and still fight against many opponents. In Niten Ichi Ryu, all the motions are based on utilizing the weight of the sword, which is called Kissaki Kaeshi. This is also written on the Gorin No Sho (Books of the Five Rings). The Niten Ichi Ryu Bokuto is shaved thinner than the normal Bokuto, in order to practice releasing the extra power from the arms, and be able to learn the correct Kissaki Kaeshi techniques. This Bokuto is made with the highest grade of white oak, with a thin layer of varnish finish, in order to give a long lasting shine. The price is for the Set (Daito and Shoto). Approximate Lenght: Daito - 101.5cm(40in)/Shoto - 64cm(25in) Approximate weight: Daito - 444g(15.6 oz)/Shoto - 247g (8.7 oz)


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Niten Ichi Ryu bokuto set June 10, 2017
Reviewer: Daniel Gasque from Tucson, AZ United States  
Quick shipment great product

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Loving it December 13, 2016
Reviewer: David Johnson from Hudson, OH United States  
Shipped quickly, great quality, will buy form here again.

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Excellent Quality - Beautiful Craftsmanship November 21, 2016
Reviewer: Jesse from Payson, AZ United States  
These bokuto are great for practicing suburi. Quality craftsmanship and a beautiful selection of white oak. Found that these bokuto allow me to quickly correct my posture because of the light weight; I can feel my shoulders when they are not staying. When I use traditional (heavier) bokuto I don't notice this as quickly.

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Fleet and Light July 22, 2016
Reviewer: Peter from Pittsbrugh, PA United States  
These bokuto are slender and very maneuverable. They are exactly what my seven years experience in Kenjutsu suggest would be necessary to out maneuver steel. They have a completely different feel than that of any bokuto I have ever wielded. There was a small splinter on the tsuka of the daito, but easily removed.

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Nice Setal July 5, 2015
Reviewer: Eric Marquart from Boise, ID United States  
Arrived in perfect condition and was exactly as pictured. The design is thin, slightly longer than a normal bokuto, and less weighty. Good for suburi practice or whatever your need are.

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