Black Belt Hall of Famer, Shihan Dana Abbott, is a renowned expert in Japanese swordsmanship and sword training.
He travels worldwide conducting intensive one-on-one and group, single and multi-day, “hands on”
practical application workshops along with teaching various kata, combatives and traditional techniques.
Learnthesword.com is designed as an instructional aide built around Shihan’s tried and true
intensive sword training courses where he instructs the practical side and application of Toyama-Ryu as learned in Japan.
To schedule an intensive sword training course, cutting seminar or practical application workshop
contact Shihan Dana Abbott directly.
Online sword training offers unlimited access to videos and tutorials detailing sword techniques. Program covers wood, bamboo, synthetics, and steel for long sword. See Program
This Japanese Swordsmanship Package is a separate training package from the online Samurai training program offered on this website. This program is completely offline. See Package
These manuals include TACHI-IAI: Toyama-Ryu Iai-Batto-Do, Kodachi-Iai (Short Sword Course Manual) and The Samurai Sword: Introduction and Application. See Manuals
I lived in Japan for 15 years during the Showa era attending the best swordsmanship schools in Japan. I teach Toyama-Ryu Iai Batto Do.
Over the years I have been asked these very prevalent questions, What was it like learning Kenjutsu from the great sword masters in Japan for all those years? Can you give me a few pointers on how to master a technique? What do you mentally think about during practice?
I answered these questions in the five books I wrote and published on swordsmanship explaining the basics all all the way through the fine details involved in sword technique. I also traveled throughout the world demonstrating and teaching the techniques I’d gained through decades of cutting and sparring.
Now, LearnTheSword.com brings all of my expertise to you, allowing me to view your sword work, critique it and help you polish your techniques.
You don't have to travel to Japan or anywhere else in the world to get Japanese Sword training. You can get sword training in your own home with Shihan Dana Abbott through the University of Martial Arts, here on LearnTheSword.com.
Even if you live in the outback of Australia, if you have internet access, you can get sword training online with one of the best Japanese sword instructors in the world, Shihan Dana Abbott.
Watch on different devices including tablets, phones, computers or TVs and train at your own convenience, day or night, week day or weekend.
Videos are high resolution so you can even watch them on your TV. All text and videos are online so you do not need to use a separate training manual.
You aren't left on your own to simply watch videos, you have access to your instructor.
You can purchase other training products by Shihan Dana Abbott to help you on your training journey.
"Just forget everything you’ve seen in the movies and forget everything you think you know!
Master Dana Abbott can show you the true path of the sword in a easy no nonsense way!
It has been my honor and pleasure to know Master Abbott and train with him for over 10 years!
I highly recommend his program whether you’re interested in just learning the sword for fun,
or a serious professional like myself, this is the program for you!
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