Over the years I’ve come up with quite a list of favorite martial arts related sites to visit and articles to read.
Here are a few of the places I regularly wander into:
Kendo World forum – a lively forum of serious kendo and iaido practitioners where people of any level can ask questions and discuss the Japanese Sword Arts. http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/
Sword Forum International – another active forum where sword lovers and martial artists can discuss related topics. Open for European as well as Asian swords and arts. Lots of good things here, and often a crossover from the KW forum as well. http://www.swordforum.com
Kenshi247.net – An excellent and well written blog by a kendo and iaido practitioner that often discusses the history and traditions of JSA. Lots of translations of Japanese texts and articles by famous kenshi. Very excellent reading! http://kenshi247.net
Some of my favorite readings from this blog are:
Excellent article on tameshigiri: http://kenshi247.net/blog/2011/01/28/thoughts-on-tameshigiri-from-famous-swordsmen/
Kim Taylor’s iaido listserv and articles – http://ejmas.com/ Be sure to check some of the links on his page, his Unka blog and others listed there are excellent as well.
Koryu website – lots of books and other related articles – http://koryu.com/
Kendo Kata http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fx5Ts9i-MM
Aggasiz Dojo – Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/MusoshindenryuDojo
This includes our Standing and Sitting Reiho videos with instructions.
June 2011 Rank Test videos
Kelly’s CSI Samurai spoof http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJNy5m0UOe0
Cuts of the Sugarplum Fairy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cXhzN_IuIo
Nakayama Hakudo video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ImhjM8l9g
Kuroda Sensei doing an iaido demo – Very fast nukitsuke!
Bokuto kihon waza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVzHMNJ6NKg
Very interesting videos for kumitachi Musoshindenryu. Well worth a look!
This is just the first batch. I’ll be adding to this as I find things or other people recommend sites to me. Please let me know of any missing or broken links.