Batto, like iai, is a ‘drawing sword’ art that begins and ends with the sword in the saya.
Nakamura Ryu grew from basic swordsmanship for military officers taught at the Toyama Military Academy, although it has deep roots in several koryu, or older styles.
Students learn basic sword techniques, one- and two-person forms, and cutting. There is no sparring. Emphasis is on focus and control, effective technique, and spirit.
Medieval Fayre’s “Eastern Samurai vs Western Knight” fight displays are fast becoming firm crowd favourites!