ACT WEAPONS ARSENAL
The Japanese sword otherwise known as Katana is perhaps the most well known sword of the 20th century. It is a medium length (on average 90 cm) curved single edge blade and is a very fast agile blade that can be manipulated both two handed and single handed to great effect. Compared to European swords it is lighter but has a disadvantage of length. Its curved shape lends itself to arching draw cuts but does not negate direct chopping motion or stabs.
The spear is a very simple yet very powerful weapon. We teach hand to hand combat with this weapon (not formation tactics!). The spear taught is a Yari (a Japanese spear mounted with a straight blade) about 2.2 meters long overall with a blade of approximately 40 cm in length.