Photo of Masayuki Shimabukuro Masayuki Shimabukuro

Masayuki Shimabukuro in Samurai Swordsmanship: Vol 1: Basic

Samurai Swordsmanship: Vol. 1: Basic Sword Program

2008 NR

Master swordsman Masayuki Shimabukuro and top student Carl E. Long explain the basic techniques of samurai swordsmanship, as well as convey the rich history and rituals that surround the extraordinary weapon. In the debut installment, the instructors cover mat cutting, forms, uniform care, sword etiquette, cleaning your weapon, thrusts, drawing and sheathing the sword and more. Shimabukuro is a Black Belt Hall of Famer.