Weapons

Weapons

Shinai

Shinai can be extremely useful tools for practising swordsmanship, far superior to traditional singlesticks and wasters, and can be modified in a variety of ways to act as both backswords and longswords. Otherwise they can be purchased from most martial arts shops. They are our preferred tool for introductory bouting.

An article on how to modify a shinai for use can be found in our Articles section.

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Protective Equipment

Protective Equipment

Basic Training Clothing

The following is required of all students:

  • Clothing suitable for training ie t-shirt and shorts or trackpants or yoga pants
  • Non marking sports shoe - a light flexible sole shoe designed for court use such as indoor soccer shoes or squash shoes are ideal.
  • Leather gloves, such as TIG welding gloves, rose pruning gloves or riggers gloves
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