Tsuruga is in Japanese language is a term by which is characterized by previously sword. Sometimes the design of such a sword may massivenesses. It is believed that Tsuruga evolved from the Chinese sword Jian, but modern was modified for Japanese martial arts. As a combat metacarpi was actively used from the seventh to the ninth century, before in practically more popularly unilateral curved swords Tachi.04.04.2013 12:49
Tsuruga in Japanese is a term, which is characterized by straight double-edged sword. Sometimes the design of such a sword may massive peak. It is believed that Tsuruga evolved from the Chinese sword Jian, but eventually was modified for Japanese martial arts. As a combat sword Tsuruga was actively used from the seventh to the ninth century, before the practice became more popularly unilateral curved swords Tachi. Subsequently, Tsuruga often used during various traditional ceremonies and religious celebrations.
In Shinto, one of the three most sacred relics — it is the sword of Kusanagi–but–Tsuruga. Also in Shintoism there is another sacred sword — Totsuka–but–Tsuruga.
Tsuruga in Aikido takes the form of a wooden sword, or rather a wooden mockup of a real Japanese sword, called a bokken. Boccini are used in many martial arts of Japan, including Aikido.
Bokken — Tsuruga training in Aikido
Produce backany of oak wood but also material for the manufacture of the sword can be hornbeam or beech. It happens that models there are just solid wood, but it rather refers to cheap Bockenem. Often wooden swords impregnated with a special varnish, stain or impregnation, there are also options with the resin. Handle the sword so that he had a greater density and weight in the training process. Often the total length of bokken is not greater than 95-105 cm, the length of the handle of the sword can vary from 25 to 27 cm, and the blade — from 76 to 78 cm
Naturally, like a real Tsuruga in Aikido, the bokken should be sturdy enough to withstand impact on hard surface, and that it was to repel the attacks of another bokken Il Jo.
In our club Ten-Chi we first lessons we teach our students the safety rules during handling of the bokken. The fact is that properly applied with a wooden layout blow to a person can lead to fatal consequences. Historical fact: the great Japanese master of the blade Miyamoto Musashi often used bokken in actual duels and very often killed with wooden weapons of their opponents. The most dangerous area is the tip of the tip of the blade — when applying chopping blows well sharpened wood easily cut human flesh. The danger of bockenau is reflected in the attitude of Japanese culture: the wooden training swords are exactly the same as real weapons.
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