Williams and Tony Alvarez will be teaching a tameshigiri
seminar at the Dojo of the Four Winds on June 15th and 16th.
This seminar will encompass both beginning techniques for
first time students and advanced cutting and drawing techniques
for more experienced practitioners.
First time and beginning students will be taught safe and
effective drawing and returning saya, proper cutting motions,
effective angle of attack of the sword when cutting, and
techniques for basic cuts as well as proper grip, body alignment
and distance to target,.
More advanced practitioners will learn how to cut from the
draw with power, effective multiple cutting, and one handed
multiple cutting. Techniques for both combative and tournament
style cutting will be taught and demonstrated. Our perspective
on tameshigiri is that it is a practical art that must able
to be applied in a functional manner. There will be personal,
hands on, instruction for ever participant at every level.
entry fee of $240.00 will include 20 rolled and soaked targets,
10 single rolls and 10 double rolls, of Bugei wara for each
participant More targets and larger targets may purchased
in addition to the those provided for by the basic seminar
fee. If you are interested in more or larger targets you
must let us know at least two weeks before the seminar.
will be opportunity to ask the how and why of techniques,
sword design, etc. Ted Tenold will be on hand to teach sword
care and edge maintenance.
will be able to test various Bugei swords to get a feel
of how different swords cut. The new Bugei Goza will also
be available to test cut.
will be limited to 20 participants so register as soon as
possible. All applications must be in no later than one
week before the seminar.