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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.


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. You will need a proper durable training sword which is similar in size and weight to a real sword yet minimizes the possibility of causing life-threatening inju....

IN STOCK- $42.99
Hand & A Half Training Sword

Hand & A Half Training Sword

By: Cold Steel

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

IN STOCK - $46.99
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
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.

IN STOCK - $36.99
Economy Bokken - Black

Economy Bokken - Black

Solid one piece bokken finished in black .

IN STOCK - $19.99
Hardwood Bokken - Black

Hardwood Bokken - Black

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

IN STOCK - $24.99
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
Polypropylene Tai Chi Sword

Polypropylene Tai Chi Sword

The polypropylene tai chi sword gives you the feel and maneuverability of a real sword without the dangers of training with a steel blade!

IN STOCK - $34.99
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
Economy Bokken - Natural

Economy Bokken - Natural

Solid one piece bokken.

IN STOCK - $19.99
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
Parrying Dagger Trainer

Parrying Dagger Trainer

By: Cold Steel

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

IN STOCK - $15.49

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.

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