Sword Essentials

Build the Foundation for Sword Training

Whether you are looking to learn Traditional sword, CMX sword, or even the fundamental cuts and drills to implement at your dojo, the Sword Essentials course is the all-inclusive sword training tool that will take you from no experience with the sword to being ready to learn any form. The Sword Essentials course takes you through three parts that each dive deeply into the detailed techniques of the sword.

Part 1 - Iaidos (Quick Draws)

Part 2 - 8 Cuts

Part 3 - Spinning Cuts

These 3 parts will equip you with the proper technique and knowledge to learn any sword form, whether its traditional, creative, musical, or extreme. The fundamental movements serve as a building block for anything you are looking to accomplish with the sword.

Your Instructor

Shahin Jahanvash
Shahin Jahanvash

If you are looking to learn what it takes to dominate competition with the Samurai Sword, there is none other to learn from than Shahin Jahanvash. Shahin began his first year on the NASKA circuit in 2003 at the age of 7 and has since finished every year as #1 in the Traditional Weapon and Kata divisions. Shahin has accumulated over 30 NASKA World Titles and has won an Overall Grand Championship at every NASKA tournament on the circuit. He is known for being the first competitor to compete with Traditional Double-Swords and has been undefeated in daytime competition with them. Shahin teaches seminars around the country and private lessons for some of the best sword competitors in the United States and abroad. He knows how to teach the sword in a very technical way that focusses on details while allowing students to quickly pick up the difficult movements. Shahin Jahanvash is recognized as being the most dominant Traditional Sword competitor in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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