The Japanese sword has a mystique and reverence in both the East and the West, it is the weapon of the Samurai, one of history's ultimate warriors. The finest blades would be forged by a Master, named and wielded by the Warrior Elite of ancient Japan. Now collected as art, the Katana is considered one of the most beautiful and deadly swords ever made. To train in the art of the Japanese sword is to connect to the spirit of the Samurai, to dedicate oneself to the perfection of the cut, to train focus and presence.
The skill of drawing, cutting and re-sheathing the sword is an art form that deepens one's connection to the Martial Arts. The sword is not for killing, it is for awakening oneself to the moment, to live each moment in every cut. It is the art of life.