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Sageo Maker

Clothing and Accessories

The sageo is the easiest thing to change out on a katana to make it unique.  If you want to really make your katana unique or simply want to adorn your favored shinken with a touch of something special the Sageo Maker will do just...

Sword Store

Bokken and Iaito, Clothing and Accessories, Katana Parts and Restoration, Shinken

As the name implies this store sells swords.  Iaito, and shinken are Japanese made and so tend to carry a slightly higher price tag.  The quality of the product however can't be argued.  In addition to swords they also feature a wide var...

Sword Geometry

Research and Reference

There are several types of edge and blade geometry when it comes to katana.  Here are two good resources for identifying the different styles and a little information on how these differences can effect their performance.  ...

Sword Buyers Guide

Bokken and Iaito, Shinken

This site is an excellent repository of inexpensive shinken ($300 and under).  Additionally these less expensive shinken can be dulled down and used as iaito.   Sword Buyers Guide...

Sword and Tsuba focuses on antique Japanese swords (nihonto), and antique fittings (koshirae).  Even if you aren't ready to invest in the art and history here it is well worth a look to compare with the modern artistry put...

Shadow of Leaves

Research and Reference, Shinken

Shadow of Leaves was historically a wonderful location to find information and history behind the katana itself and its traditions.  This direction hasn't really changed but in addition to information Shadow of Leaves is...

Sensei Of The Sword

Research and Reference

This is an article written for the Hawaiian magazine Hana Hou.  It is about Sekiguchi Sensei's recent visit to the Hawaii Komei Jyuku and some of the students that train there.   Hana Hou Article...

Sekiguchi Senseis 60th Birthday

Research and Reference

These handful of articles highlight both the tokai in Austria and also the Embu celebrating Sekiguchi Senseis 60th Birthday.   Katsujinken Articles...

Ryujin Swords

Research and Reference

Ryujin showcases not only katana restoration components but those for traditional Japanese armor as well.  This is my favored site to order tsuka-ito from and features some unique color patterns.   Ryujin Swords...

Peaceful Way of the Samurai

Research and Reference

This is an article written about Sekiguchi Sensei's philosophy about the value of Samurai teachings in the modern day.   Jakarta Article...

Nihonzashi

Bokken and Iaito, Clothing and Accessories, Katana Parts and Restoration, Shinken

Nihonzashi is a dojo and store focused on Battojutsu and thus tameshigiri.  They are THE site to go to when ordering tatami omote on the East Coast.  In addition they offer a number of inexpensive production shinken, many of which are on...

Namikawa

Katana Parts and Restoration

Namikawa specializes in the traditional tools and components used in mounting katana.  An excellent resource for all the "do it yourself" practitioners.   Namikawa...

Long Tsuka

Research and Reference

Here is an article I found on Bugei's website that features photographs of classically trained Samurai with particularly long tsuka.  This is of course noteworthy as Sekiguchi Sensei also favors slightly longer than normal...

J Armory

Bokken and Iaito, Shinken

At the request of Burkett Sensei of the Austing Komei Jyuku J-Armory has produced a shinken with the longer heavier blade style favored by Sekiguchi Sensei.  J-Armory offers several more affordable options for traditional shinken...

J Miller

Katana Parts and Restoration

J Miller is another seller of antique Japanese weapons and fittings (koshirae).  He has an extensive collection of images, items both for sale and those already sold.   J Miller...

Fred Lohman

Katana Parts and Restoration

Fred Lohman is one of the most well known restorers of Japanese swords in the USA.  Even if you do not need him to do the work his website offers a number of well priced and unique products to help you make your katana a unique masterpie...

E-Bogu

Bokken and Iaito, Clothing and Accessories

E-Bogu was originally focused on providing equipment for Kendo practitioners but over time has expanded their inventory.  There is a good amount of overlap in equipment with Iaijutsu studies, and a full bogu set is recommended for...

Danny Mayman

Research and Reference

This article was written about the South Australia Komei Jyuku in Adelaide.  Chris Gilham provides an honest and in depth perspective as a talented martial artist venturing into unfamiliar territory as a guest of the dojo.  ...

Budoguten

Research and Reference

Budoguten sells books focusing on Japanese history and martial arts.  They are one of few places that carry a book about our specific style of MJER.  While it does contain descriptions of a number of waza this should not be considered a ...

Angelsword

Bokken and Iaito, Shinken

Angelsword sells one of a kind swords and bokken.  Taking custom orders only on occasion Daniel Watson prefers to explore his own artistic desires in the swords he makes.  Though they are certainly less than traditional in appearance the...

Bukikan

Bokken and Iaito, Clothing and Accessories, Katana Parts and Restoration

The Bukikan is the official store of the North America Komei Jyuku.  It features primarily bokken (wooden weapons) for both Iaijutsu and Naginatajutsu but also has some apparel and accessories.  The shop is operated out of Texas very nea...