Arms and Armor: Samurai Weapons, and the strategies in their use

History / Heritage - Performance

Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:30 AM-12:30 PM, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Worcester Art Museum
Conference Room
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Samurai Warlords (Shogun) ruled Japan for seven hundred years from the twelfth century right up until three years after our Civil War in 1868. During the Edo Period (1603-1868) the Samurai became little more than privileged citizens, because there were no wars to fight. That was over 250 years of uninterrupted peace. However, there were still some 700 different schools of martial arts in existence.Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu (Divine Sanctioned Katori Shinto School) is the oldest of these, dating from the fifteenth century. This is the style we will focus on. The curriculum of Katori Shinto Ryu is six hundred years old and covers sword against sword, sword against short sword, sword against two swords, sword against spear, sword against halberd, sword against the long staff.(Programming subject to change)

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Woo Pass: $2 off general admission for up to four adults

Suggested Audiences:Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders

Last Modified: August 26, 2017 at 7:53 AM

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