in antiquity, the feudal weapon of close quarter combat known as a “sword”
has found a permanent place in the history of ancient and modern warfare.
Found and used as a weapon on six of the seven continents, the sword
found itself being used as the premier weapon from the Bronze Age to the
modern age of steel metallurgy.
sword however, has instilled more fascination, mystique, and code of honor in
its owner, the Sword of Bushido – “The Katana” of Japan.
Known throughout Asia as the primary weapon of the “Bushi”, or
warrior class, the Japanese sword was revered, as the weapon believes to
contain the soul of the person who wielded it.
art, craftsmanship and lethal power of the “katana” still instills awe and
amazement to modern practitioners of the modern arts of Iaido and Kendo.
The sword still carries an air of respect relative to its tradition, as
swords are continually being used at many military ceremonies and graduation
tradition of the sword, and its use as both a weapon and a symbol, has far
outlived the deeds of the warriors whose skills brought the weapon to such
prominence. Our goal and mission
as modern warriors is to perpetuate the code by which those great masters
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