This is important to understand when practicing historical or classical martial arts. Although the sword is not part of everyday life and death struggle the ideas of the true swordsman are universal to become better humans and increasing the quality of our lives.
Even though swordsmen are antiquated, the mindset of one is not.
Saneteru Radzikowski is the head sword instructor of Shinkan-ryū Kenpō. He lives and teaches Iaijutsu and Kenjutsu from Nara, Japan.
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