Samurai Swordsmanship Vol. 1: Basic Sword Program by Masayuki Shimabukuro Video
Samurai Swordsmanship from Black Belt Magazine features Black Belt Hall of Fame member Masayuki Shimabukuro (Weapons Instructor of the Year, 2006) and his senior student, Carl E. Long, demonstrating and explaining the history, construction, rituals and techniques associated with the samurai sword.
Volume 1 covers basic concepts and features interviews with both instructors. Topics include mat cutting, forms, uniform care, sword etiquette, cleaning your weapon, thrusts, drawing and sheathing the sword and much more.
57 mins. (2008) DVD - All Region
Karate for Kids Video
DVD Only - $24.99 Hip, upbeat music keeps the work-out fast-paced and fun! Health, fitness, safety, confidence and positive values are important elements of this specialized sport that focuses on self-improvement. Includes a beginners, intermediate, and advanced workout.
In Level 1, Karate instructor Ted Nordblum takes the kids through a hip and upbeat workout teaching basic karate stretches and techniques.
Karate instructor Brandon Gaines, a third-degree black belt, hosts level 2, which builds on the basics by showing kids the application of karate techniques and adding some new moves that are a little more difficult.
Level 3 features sixth degree black belt and international Karate Champion Kenn Firestone, leading three proficient young black belt students in advanced karate techniques.
Health, fitness and positive values are all a part of this fun and fast paced program that will motivate and energize kids.