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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The first thing to consider when choosing your weapon material is what type of practice or training your are engaging in, whether it is daily training in a class, in a demonstration or grading, or for display purposes only. Each material has its own distinct benefits and features that can be utilised to fit the needs of your martial arts weapons training. Red Oak The most commonly used wood is red oak. This is the most cheap and reliable type of wood and ensures you get the best value for your money. The red oak is also heavier in comparison...
www.maspirit.com.au @mastaekwondo We spoke to Vince Messina from Martial Arts Spirit (@mastaekwondo, www.maspirt.com.au), to find out how their dojo’s are doing now, how they adapted to covid-19 and how the hell do we find our way out of this mess? WHY DO ONLINE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING? Early on during COVID-19 lockdowns, as people came to realise they could no longer workout or train in their gyms, clubs and dojos, a lot of media focus was placed on high profile gym chains. However the humble dojo didn’t get much love during this time, suffering from the same swift shutdowns, but without...
So you’ve setup a home gym... How to clean and maintain your training sanctuary AVOID USING HARSH CHEMICALS. REGULAR GENTLE CLEANING IS IMPORTANT GENERAL HOME GYM EQUIPMENT CARE ADVICE So you’ve pulled the trigger on that home gym purchase. You’ve taken delivery, setup your gear just the way you like it, and shared your setup on Instagram (C’mon we know you did, you tagged us on Instagram ) Now you are setup to train and have a new routine, maintenance of your setup should become part of a weekly routine. The simplest, and most important task (especially during COVID-19) is...
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