Was singlestick presented at the 1904 Olympics? Was Teddy Roosevelt an ardent singlestick fighter? Or was it all something else?
Month: December 2013
Kenjutsu Gaijin : The first Western students of Japanese swordsmanship
A look at the first Westerners to take up kendo in Japan.
American sailors turning Japanese
As a little update on my post regarding kendo in America, it seems that the Annapolis Academy did indeed implement … More
So Mark Twain and a samurai walk into a fencing club…
Seems unlikely? In New York, in 1893 at the New York Fencers Club a housewarming event was held in their … More