Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness experts can help with Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, Conditioning, etc. Talk with fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.
Wiki Revision Date - 07 May 2015 16:06
Odachi (Nodachi) - Japanese Curved Sword
Odachi (or Nodachi) is a long curved sword used in Japanese martial arts such as Ninjutsu and Bujutsu. Odachi/Nodachi also known as the O Tachi (literally Great Sword) are longer and heavier than a typical Katana and as with the Naginata, Nagamaki and Yari were best suited to mounted warriors though the traditional slashes, thrusts and blocks/parries of Kenjutsu techniques were (and in some Japanese Ryu or schools still are) adapted to the Odachi. There are also many examples of ceremonial Odachi (some of them of tremendous size) that were made purely for show (typically in Shinto shrines and temples) that were never intended to be used as actual weapons.
Latest Informational Pages Added to Wiki
Popular & Highly Rated Community Posts
Recent Member Posts Added to Community
Martial Arts Books
At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!
Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.