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Practice Swords and Wasters

Tai Chi, Iaito, Kendo, Western Martial Arts and more

Weapons' training is a specialized area of training from empty hand upward to live blade training. The wooden training sword or waster is an integral part of this learning process whether you practice Western Martial Arts or Eastern Martial Arts. A wooden training weapon or boken (daito) offers the practitioner the opportunity to feel comfortable with their weapon while still providing the safety of a dull wooden replica.


Bokken - Katana Textured Handle

Bokken - Katana Textured Handle

By: Cold Steel

Our new improved Japanese Training Swords are closely modeled after our world-famous Warrior series swords. Featuring an intricately detailed imitation cord wrap grip - molded in high impact polypropylene - they offer superior grip and comfort as well as more realistic training ....

IN STOCK- $36.99
Training Gladius

Training Gladius

By: Cold Steel

The best of the world's sword fighters have known a simple truth for ages.

IN STOCK - $36.99
Medieval Training Sword

Medieval Training Sword

By: Cold Steel

if you want to be a master at sword fighting your ultimate goal is to wield a razor sharp sword safely and effectively.

IN STOCK - $42.99
Practice Bokken - Polypropylene

Practice Bokken - Polypropylene

This synthetic bokken sword gives you the feel and maneuverability of the real thing without the dangers of training with a real blade!

IN STOCK - $32.99
Hardwood Bokken - Black

Hardwood Bokken - Black

Solid one piece bokken constructed of Red Oak and finished in black .

IN STOCK - $24.99
Poly Ninja Training Sword

Poly Ninja Training Sword

This polypropylene ninja sword gives you the feel and maneuverability of the real thing without the dangers of training with a real blade!

IN STOCK - $29.99
Dojo Pack - 2 Textured Poly Bokken

Dojo Pack - 2 Textured Poly Bokken

By: Cold Steel

Cold Steel's polypropylene katana trainers are one of the toughest training swords available on the market.

IN STOCK - Regular $73.98 SALE $59.67
Hardwood Bokken - Natural

Hardwood Bokken - Natural

Solid one piece bokken constructed of Red Oak with natural finish.

IN STOCK - $24.99
Polypropylene Fantasy Sword

Polypropylene Fantasy Sword

This fantasy training sword is perfect for practising your favourite sword martial art with a little Hollywood flair!

IN STOCK - $34.99
Medieval Training Dagger

Medieval Training Dagger

By: Cold Steel

Now you can practice with a medieval dagger design in relative safety - with our rubber training medieval dagger!

IN STOCK - $15.49
Wooden Shoto - Black Finish

Wooden Shoto - Black Finish

Solid one piece construction with a black finish.

IN STOCK - $16.99
Economy Bokken - Black

Economy Bokken - Black

Solid one piece bokken finished in black .

IN STOCK - $19.99
Wooden Practice Tanto

Wooden Practice Tanto

The wooden tanto is great for martial arts and self defence training.

IN STOCK - $9.99

What are Practice Swords or Wasters for?

Practice swords or wasters are an integral part of the martial artists sword training equipment. Practice katana boken (bokken) were essential training tools for the young samurai. Bokken were traditionally made from wood which enables you to safely practice forms without the dangers of a live blade. During martial arts training, semi-contact to full contact can be performed as well. With the advances in technology from the days of samurai training, the boken is now available in polypropylene. Unlike wood, polypropylene practice swords do not break, splinter or snap like the traditional wood boken can in contact situations. Western martial artists can also choose wooden wasters or polypropylene training swords for practicing forms. Polypropylene swords have become a more popular choice amongst the student of western martial arts as well as it allows the user to withstand heavy contact. The term wasters is most commonly used for wooden European styled training swords.

Training swords are available for almost any martial arts discipline. Wooden tai chi swords are used for wushu and tai chi training. The European or Western martial artists have single hand, hand and a half training swords and daggers at their disposal. Kendo shinai are available for practice and sport, as well as a wide array of practice katana, wakizashi and tanto for those practicing the Japanese martial arts.