Introduction to Sharp Cutting with Longsword & Sidesword

Instructor(s): Sihong Fu

Discipline: Longsword, Sidesword


Learn the fundamentals of cutting tatami with a sharp sword and how you can use cutting to improve your mechanics and connect more deeply with the “martial” part of your art. In the workshop, you’ll learn how to cut effectively with a focus on movement, body alignment, edge alignment, and intention. You’ll also learn how to “read the tatami”, which is to look at a cut and determine what it tells you about the quality of your cutting and how to improve.


There is an additional cost of $40 to attend this workshop to pay for two mats for cutting. A sharp two-handed and single-handed sword will be provided for your use during the workshop.