Shihan Prather takes you on a unique journey with the Tsurugi, secrets of the ninja broadsword.
Rarely seen and more rarely practiced, Shihan Prather demonstrates the unique - different techniques of the ninja tsurugi (broadsword). Shihan Prather explains in detail why the ninja tsurugi is made differently from the traditional katana, and its significance in Japan’s spiritual traditions. A must for all ninjutsu practitioners, as well as ninjutsu instructors.
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About DaiShihan Jeffrey Prather:
YAMANEKO DOJO FOUNDER!
Dai Shihan Jeffrey Prather is one of the founding fathers of the Bujinkan in America. For fifty years he has trained in Japanese martial arts. Prather Shihan started in Chito Ryu karate in 1967. By 1975 he had earned his karate black belt. He entered the Bujinkan in 1980. He is one of Soke’s most senior and trusted Dai Shihan, and is the third most senior Jugodan (15th degree black belt) in the USA. The Yamaneko Dojo is an official branch of Hatsumi Soke’s dojo. Shihan Prather is a double recipient of Hatsumi Soke’s Gold Medal. The first was awarded for his development of the Close Quarter Combat course for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Special Operations Forces, the second for hosting the 1995 Tai Kai, which he had the honor of hosting a second time in 1999. Shihan Prather also holds a 10th degree black belt in Shinkengata (real life combat) and is a repeat inductee in several martial arts halls of fame. He has written books on a variety of subjects and has written articles for Black Belt magazine, SWAT magazine and numerous other publications. He has instructed tens of thousands police, intelligence and military personnel worldwide. Shihan Prather has also served in traditional ninja roles as DEA Special Agent and Special Snow cap Operator, Army Special Forces and DIA Intelligence Officer.