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SMAI is proud to support IOC Refugee Athlete Scholarship Holder, Asif Sultani. Asif is a karate athlete and the only Australian hosted scholarship holder. SMAI had the opportunity to interview Asif to talk about his asylum seeker journey, his experiences with bullying and how martial arts helped him overcome heart breaking adversity.
Martial Arts katana are available in a range of styles, materials, and can vary in practical application. Each weapon can have an array of features and unfamiliar terminology that may leave you wondering what it all means. In this guide we will break down some of the most common terms used in katana construction. Discover the meaning of tsuka, full tang, partial tang, ray skins, saya, tsuba, medium carbon, high carbon and damascus steel and why these are important in choosing the right katana. WHAT IS A TSUKA? The tsuka refers to the full handle of the katana. The tsuka...
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