>tfw fedora fags ruined katanas
>they've tainted it's name and made it a bad taste in my mouth
>they've managed to demean a weapon that was once used by legendary warriors
>it will probably never be as great as it once was to me
>I used to want to learn how to wield it correctly and even got in shape for it
>these gains will be used for nothing more than playing video games now
Does anyone else fucking feel this way?
Inb4 weeaboo, I'd pick a bludgeoning weapon over a katana any day but it's just Fucked how they ruined it man
Pic unrelated, just used to grab attention
Sir you are absolutely correct however I feel like I'll be shunned for jt
Wasn't gonna be used for defense lol Was gonna learn just to learn. It's interesting and cool as fuck man
if you're not japanese you have no reason nor business wielding a katana. This is coming from an asian.
Keep to your own shit, gwailo
Yeah, confirmed weeaboo. Katanas are only "legendary" because of Japanese media. If you weren't such a fucking weeb tard, you wouldn't give two shits about them. Fucking autist.
If you're in shape and take it seriously, it won't be the same. It's not the same as the fat fedora guys showing them off. It is an actual sport as well, if you could find a place to train and spar with other people... it would be a pretty cool hobby to most people.
Learn something interesting. Like a Falchion, Fencing, European Swordsmanship. Katanas aren't all they're hyped up to be. I'd rather have a 7ft claymore than a floppy ass Katana.
nobody's even talking about swords vs guns. Of course guns are superior, retard. That doesnt mean swordplay isnt a sport in its own right, like how archery is
Not OP but I would like to point out that what you are saying is not really relevant. He isn't arguing that it's a superior weapon or anything autistic like that. He just appreciates it and how it has been historically used.
guns are not even invented in america, dumbass
fuck off, white boi. Unless you are japanese, you have no business playing with their cultural toy. I dont sperg out like an autist over a katana or a american indian tomahawk or whatever
I'm sorry I corrected your stupid ass. Don't take it so personally though.
Also, never once have I stated a Katana is a good weapon. I've been the guy talking against getting the Weeabo Flag.
It's not like I have any friends or anything to even fear judgement from
I AM CONFIDENT
No but they're glorified here, dumbass
Thank you for this
Have you ever held a real katana? Or a real 7ft claymore? Only shit katanas are floppy and even those have little flop. A 7ft claymore has so much flop compared to a katana because of its size. Also is very annoying to swing around without proper training and even that is mediocre at best.
how does guns being gloried in america make them an american product?
why dont you take a look at this cultural arab dance with fucking ak47s, maybe the gun should be an arab thing then
I'm a fit 33 year old white male who makes in excess of 80k a year that trains both Kenjutsu and Jojutsu(Shinto Muso Ryu Jo) atleast 9 hours a week as a form of physical meditation.
Feel free to ask me any questions.
the katana's value is not in how strong it is, or how useful it is, or how cool it looks. the amount of respect and honor that goes into making traditional katanas is astounding, it's a deeper connection than just user and weapon. of course, fuckin weebs with katanas dont understand that either
You know, there's nothing wrong with studying a martial art for its own merit. Nobody will ever argue that a katana, or even a sword of any kind is a comparable weapon today. Even Musashi wrote that the sword was on its way out in his era, and that any warrior who cared about his own survival needed to get and learn how to use a gun. I started taking kenjutsu in college after a teacher started up a club, mostly because it was a small group and I thought it would be interesting. I didn't have a definite reason for taking it, but I don't regret it. I've since gone on to take tai chi, and I don't regret that either. I had one friend criticize me about it, demanding to know if I was turning into a 'wapanese' because I had martial arts equipment in my home. It's like demanding to know if someone is turning Irish for drinking on St. Patrick's day. Just because you enjoy something or find some sort of merit in it doesn't mean you're appropriating someone else's culture.
I'll be brief, but very closely after graduating high school I took on a retiring gunsmith as a mentor who had served in Vietnam as an 11B in the Army. He was an eager teacher for students and I visited every weekend shooting well over 10,000 pistol rounds that first year. Eventually he suggested I read a book called "Zen and Japanese Culture" that he had picked up while in extended working stay in Japan. I read it, became very interested in Budo and over the course of the next 5 or 6 years focused on practicing my meditation through firearms.
I read nearly every book written by old time Samurai I could find after, bought a bokken and practiced primarily at home Iaido style for many years.
A job opportunity carried me to a city which has a very reputable dojo that practices SMR Jodo and Kenjutsu with frequency and so I joined as soon as I heard about it.
Don't shoot as much anymore, but I'll pick that back up as work allows. Also very interested in Kyudo(archery).
Through the course of these studies I've met a significant number of esteemed personal mentors.
Believe it or not weaboos there are many highly professional retired old men leaders of companies, leaders of government, and leaders with military history who study these arts as a personal pursuit, and most of them truly enjoy passing the legacy down to younger compatriots that are serious about learning.
Highly recommend any form of martial arts to those interested in self actualization.
lol, there are a lot of these guys that join up anon, but most only stick around 2 or 3 months before quitting. The people who actually stick to it for years are generally relatively successful people that look like "ordinary" men and women.
I'm 19 actually
Thanks for your input bro, highly appreciated
I bet it must have been one hell of a journey man that sounds great
I think you men have persuaded me to do it :3
Also, his hands are wrong. Your hands are held with the fingers of the left hand resting atop the fingers of the right as if sitting in a basket. The tips of the thumbs should be lightly touching, as if pinching together a butterflies wings. Recommend this weaboo to look into the precious mirror of Samadhi.
Fuck what people think anon. You only have one ticket on this ride, pursue your dreams with fervent passion and make the most of all your opportunities. There is no telling what life may have in store for you, but you'll never find out not exploring your options. Just finish what you start.
Haha alright thanks
Fuck off I haven't used that face in 6 years I'm happy, leave my thread
GODSPEED COMRADE THANK YOU
Your a cool guy and dont let anyone tell you different