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What is Kenjutsu? A guide to Japanese swordsmanship
Kenjutsu (剣術) is the Japanese art of the sword. It is one of the four central martial arts (bujutsu) of pre-modern Japan. The two primary skills concerning the sword are kenjutsu and battōjutsu (抜刀術). Kenjutsu is a compound of ken (剣) the sword and jutsu (術) art or technique. Originally kenjutsu was simply the