So I decided to look for videos with the tag "shinai" on Youtube
I found several examples of how not to use a shinai, ranging from the succinct ( Exhibit 1) to the protracted ( Exhibit 2). These kids have no idea what they're doing, but they're doing it REALLY HARD. Injuries abound.
Slightly more sane, here's video of a couple fighting in their living room.
And finally, a two sword style being used in Kendo.
Also of interest:
- Interesting choreographed fight scene using ActionFlex swords, which I'd never seen before.
- Aikido sword techniques demonstrated with bokken
- sword slicing a bullet in half before being split in two.
- Another clip, probably from the same show, showing the sword splitting a pistol round.
That's all for now.