Bokken, Bokuto, Daito, Tachi? Explanation!

Bokken, Bokuto, Daito, Tachi? Explanation!

The various terms used in Japan for swords and wooden swords


In the West, the word “Bokken” is widely used to refer to a wooden sword. However, in Japan, the proper word is “Bokuto”. Although less precise, the Japanese also use other terms like “Bokken” “Kidachi”, “Daito” and “Tachi” etc. Let’s see what the differences are and where those words come from.

Bokken or Bokuto ?

A collection of Bokuto

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An interview with Alexander C. Bennett [Budo Studies]

An Interview with Alexander C. Bennett

PhD in Budo Studies & 7th Dan Kendo Kyoshi


Academic research about Budo culture and history is important, and popularizing it in different forms is at least as important as the research itself. Alex Bennett does both, and he does it well. Presentation of Alex Bennett’s interview by Jordy Delage.

Interview of Alex Bennett By Jordy Delage

Alexander C. Bennett

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Jordy Delage June 30, 2017 2 comments Budo Studies, Seido Tags: , ,