Swordcraft: ETEC 512
Applications of Learning Theories to Instruction
The katana and tantō blades were always worn. A Samurai was never without them. As a child, I had seen the Samurai walk with their hands on the hilts, but never understood how they were used. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I held my first sword. I was almost in my twenties before I had to wield one in battle. By that time, the blade was as much a part of me as my own arm. My flesh and blood body and the diamond hard cutting blade becoming one devastating entity. It is on the edge of the katana that the theory and practice become manifest in our living reality. Everything we have been taught are actualized as success or failure when we wield our sword. Not just the strikes that we deliver, but the choices we make as well.