Jukendo is a Japanese martial arts focused on the bayonet. This martial arts style uses a wooden weapon (Mokuju or "Wooden Rifle") in order to practice bayonet techniques. Jukendo was developed in the 1700s as a military martial arts. Currently, it is taught by the Japanese military and has spread to a limited number of clubs around the world.
According to Jukendo.co.uk, "Today the martial art is controlled by the Nihon (Japan) Jukendo Renmei (Federation). The majority of people taught in Japan are in the military, where it is part of the physical education regime. Jukenkakuto is taught to the Japanese military for a more realistic applicable method of training in bayonet".
Elements of Jukendo
Kihon - Practice of basic offensive and defensive bayonet techniques
Kata - Practice of bayonet patterns and forms
Shiai Geiko - Practice with full Jukendo armor
Kumite/Sparring - Competitive sparring matches and tournaments
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