The katana holds nigh-deified significance in media. Is the vaunted sword of the samurai all it's hyped to be?
Serious swordplay may seem archaic, but even after hundreds of years it still has practical and personal benefits to its study. Learn some reasons why combative swordplay is a worthwhile pastime.
Want to write or choreograph a good sword fight? Here's a list of common misconceptions about swordplay and some of the basic tenets of the weapon from a martial perspective.