Post by Shimazu Nobuhisa on Mar 1, 2013 13:38:48 GMT -5
Hello everyone. I'm new to Tousando though I have browsed through the forum on occasion. I have a question and am hoping that with all of your expertise someone may be able to answer.
I was watching a youtube clip today on what I believe is Owari Kan Ryu Sojutsu (although it's all in Japanese and I only know a little). In it there is a lot of spear work (sojutsu) both with and without bogu.
One thing that surprised me was the use of a "tube" held in the leading hand which the shaft of the yari slides through during a thrust. I have never seen this before and was wondering if this is common in modern (competitive) sojutsu? Also is there a historical basis in terms of using this device on the battlefield? I've been searching the internet but cannot find any resources that are in english.
Assuming this were historically accurate, would this be legal in the SCA?
Post by Shimazu Nobuhisa on Mar 1, 2013 13:40:20 GMT -5
It's a long clip. Most of the spearwork starts at 4:57
I think I found my answers, in fact there is an old tousando sojutsu thread. The Owari Kan Ryu and their style of yari (kuda yari) was not founded until 1671. So I can assume it is not the right time period for SCA?