Whereas many Chinese Martial arts weapons can be made from Rattan, the Japanese Martial Art of Kendo uses Shinai that are made from it’s better known cousin, Bamboo. Four slats of Bamboo are crafted to fit together and tied together with leather strips. It then has extra string tie to hold it some more. With this bamboo shinai sword comes a plastic tsuba that fits at the top of the grip.
Mainly used in Kendo as a practice sword and for sparring, these shinai are the standard shinai size of 118cm in length.
As well as Kendo, many other Japanese Martial Arts use Shinai as a way to practice sword attacks and defence, the noise they make on impact demonstrate the hit and the relatively less injuries they can cause from a wooden bokken makes them a more attractive option. Be warned though it will still hurt.
“After a while of practice Shinai are known for splintering, this is tightly controlled in Kendo clubs, but in others maybe not so much. Bamboo splinters aren’t fun so keep an eye out on your Shinai for these and you’ll have much more enjoyable training sessions.”
Doug Swift – Enso Martial Arts Shop
As with all Shinai, ours are a length of 118cm. If you’re not sure if this is best for you, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
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Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS.
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