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Katana

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Katana

  1. 1. by Ibrahim R.  n  Gisela G. Katana (nihóhto)
  2. 2. Katana
  3. 3. History of Katana.  <ul><li>Was been created since the Kamakura period. </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest history of swords, made in the 30th century  Early Bronze Era Sword </li></ul><ul><li>Influence by swords that were evolving in China. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to be an improvement to the Tachi. (a longer and curvier sword ) . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Usage <ul><li>Sharpness was tested on actual flesh. </li></ul><ul><li>Different cutting method. </li></ul><ul><li>Variations: </li></ul><ul><li>Wakizashi (A shorter blade) </li></ul><ul><li>Back-Up weapon or Ritual Suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>Nodachi (Much longer blade) </li></ul><ul><li>Field Combat. </li></ul><ul><li>Died off during 1615.   </li></ul><ul><li>Zanbato (Longer Thicker Blade) </li></ul><ul><li>Field Combat. </li></ul><ul><li>Yoroi Toshi (Shorter Thicker Blade) </li></ul><ul><li>Combat. </li></ul><ul><li>Ninjato </li></ul><ul><li>Combat. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Presently <ul><li>Ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Battojitsu: Engaging the sword. </li></ul><ul><li>Kenjutsu: Fighting with the sword after its drawn. </li></ul><ul><li>Iaido: Quick Draw. </li></ul><ul><li>Iaijitsu: Anything after quick draw. </li></ul><ul><li>Kendo: Offensive stance all power strikes. </li></ul><ul><li>Tachiuchi: sparring (bokken) </li></ul><ul><li>Tameshigiri: practice with real swords. </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment  </li></ul>

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