Cutting Targets With The Japanese Sword: Practical Tameshigiri and Battodo

Babin, Richard, Elder, Bob

Published by Paladin Press, 2005
ISBN 10: 1581604858 / ISBN 13: 9781581604856
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Synopsis: Richard Babin demonstrates the arts of test cutting (tameshigiri) and sworsmanship (battodo). With co-author, Sensei Bob Elder, founder and president of the US Federation of Battodo and the US Federation of Toyama Ryu, Babin covers every aspect of the test-cutting process, including the selection of an appropriate blade, the construction of targets and stands, and the mechanics of cutting, all while emphasizing safety and proper attitude. This invaluable guide also teaches modern swordsmen how to completely rehabilitate a military sword for use in cutting, including straightening, sharpening and polishing the blade and making a new handle and scabbard.

About the Author: Richard W. Babin, BS, M.D., is a practicing surgeon who served two years active duty in the USAF as chief of head and neck surgery at Maxwell Field during the Vietnam conflict. His interest in the martial arts began with several years of judo in the 1960s in San Francisco. Upon entering private practice he began studying yang-style taiji, which he still pursues. He has practiced muso shinden ryu iaido for eight years and has been awarded the rank of Sandan by the All-U.S. Kendo Federation.

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Publisher: Paladin Press
Publication Date: 2005
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Richard Babin; Bob Elder
Published by Paladin Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 1581604858 ISBN 13: 9781581604856
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