Episode 4 - Interview with Sword Master Shihan Dana Abbott - Part 1
Inducted into the black belt hall of fame in 2004 as weapons instructor of the year, Shihan Dana Abbott is the director of the International Sports Chanbara Association, which represents more than 160,000 members in 30 countries around the globe. He is also the founder of Samurai Sports Incorporated, a sword training company.
He speaks, in part one of this interview, about the history and development of the samurai over the millennia. Learn about government run fitness academies in Japan and how martial arts training is so fundamentally so much different than it is in the U.S. Learn about all the different types of sword arts and when and why they are practiced. Shihan Abbott also offers insight into how the traditions of Japanese sword play help benefit the health of a culture and the health of an individual.
Listen to Part 2 here.