Shinkendo

Maria Alexander has been slinging steel since 2002, when she began studying stage combat with film fight masters such as Roberta Brown, Richard Ryan and TJ Rotolo, specializing in 17th-century European small sword.

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In 2010, she fell in love with Shinkendo, the school of Japanese swordsmanship founded by Obata Toshishiro-Kaiso. She’s been a member of the International Shinkendo Federation ever since. Her “second home” is Mashuu Dojo as a student of Sensei Matthew Lynch.

Check out this outstanding video for a demonstration of Shinkendo with some Aikido thrown in (so to speak).

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