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n. bamboo sword (a practice sword used in kendo, Japanese fencing).

Shinai (disambiguation)

Shinai may refer to:

  • Shinai village, a village near Anjar, Kutch, Gujarat, India
  • Shinai (weapon), a practice weapon used primarily in kendo as a sword

is a weapon used for practice and competition in kendo representing a Japanese sword. Shinai are also used in other martial arts, but may be styled differently from kendo shinai, and represented with different characters.

Shinai should not be confused with bokken, or wooden swords.

Usage examples of "shinai".

They trained with split wood blades like the Japanese shinai, weapons that would neither cut nor maim but which left appalling bruises—nobody was armored and there wasn't a shield in the place.