Tag: suijutsu

A Channel Swim Not Done In 830 Years

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1185, a famous battle was fought in Kanmon Straits, a narrow waterway that separates the main island of Honshu with the southern island of Kyushu in Japan. Two major samurai clans battled fiercely across the 700m strait with their warriors entering the water. The Japanese samurai practiced suijutsu

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Boots In The Open Water, Marine Style

It is wartime and the United States Marines train to be ready for anything from battling onshore to dealing with combat situations in all kinds of unplanned conditions. And it is rare they would encounter these conditions without their boots on. And so when they train and do they practice their qualification swims in the open water, they swim with their

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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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