Kanazawa Sword

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by puma, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member


    I was under the impression that he had very little if any martial arts training.

    Edit: ah it turns out he did study for a while under Sugino Yoshio. Not sure how long or to what level though.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  2. puma

    puma Valued Member

    That's interesting. Never heard that before.
  3. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

    Oh? My impression from reading about him was that he had achieved a senior rank and was recognised as an accomplished practitioner. I'm working from memories of reading pre-internet material.

    A look online reveals various conflicting statements:
    He had no MA experience other than learning choreography for films.
    His father was an MA instructor and he grew up immersed in MA.
    He held Dan grades in 3 disciplines.
    He trained with Sugino Yoshiro (verified by Patrick McCarthy).
    He held a 7th Dan in Kendo.
    He held a 2nd Dan in Iaido.

    Take your pick! :)
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013

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