Tag: suiei-jutsu

Combative Swimming In The Open Water

When Jordan Waxman and Gilles Chalandon were reported to have been attacked on their way to an 8-hour English Channel training swim, it called to mind the ancient Japanese martial art of suijutsu (or suiei-jutsu) (水術 in Japanese) - or combative swimming. - which is still taught by Iwasaki Hisashi-sensei, Soke (Headmaster) of Kobori Ryu suiei-jutsu in Kyoto.

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Combative Swimming

Suijutsu (or Suiei-jutsu) (水術 in Japanese) is the Japanese martial art of combative swimming. Iwasaki Hisashi-sensei, Soke (Headmaster) of Kobori Ryu suiei-jutsu in Kyoto, teaches and preserves this rare form of ancient martial art.Swimming was often part of a samurai's training. In a country surrounded by the ocean and dotted with lakes and rivers flowing

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