I've read that iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen. How does it work?

I've read that iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen. How does it work?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp.

      Well kinda, I've seen people with knives go berserker on people before they get a chance to get a shot off and overpower them

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I've seen people with knives
        England?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Methheads and such who charge at cops or whoever before they get a chance to upholster their sidearms.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Americans cops have to upholster their own holsters
            Constable cross-stitch reporting for duty

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >upholster their sidearms.
            we only upholster the holster. It gotta be nice and comfy.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Milwaukee

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you're within 21 ft with a knife or club you stand a good chance of closing the distance before they can draw and shoot.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >they close the distance
            >i get cut
            >i still shoot them six times in the chest
            Okay

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >"i'd just block it"

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you truly didn't want to get stabbed, it simply wouldn't be possible. the knife would not pierce, as the body has mechanisms of shutting such a thing out.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You obviously lying ,either witnessed a one in a million event or just dealing with a seriously incompetent individual officer

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't watch it in irl. it was some liveleak video.

          Here, I'll link ya...oh wait ;(

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are idiot. Iaijutsu predates firearms in Japan by about century.

      First post, moronic Black person homosexual post. Any armed or unarmed close combat techniques were pretty relevant in age of single shot muzzle loading firearms. For gun man its one shot, frick it up and he suddenly finds a spear in his rib cage or sword in his stomach.

      Iaijutsu? more like copejutsu

      Brains and education? More like Black person tier ignorance.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >were

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >First post, moronic Black person homosexual post. Any armed or unarmed close combat techniques were pretty relevant in age of single shot muzzle loading firearms. For gun man its one shot, frick it up and he suddenly finds a spear in his rib cage or sword in his stomach.

        What does any of this have to do with whether it was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen? It was not, and it does not help against gunmen whatsoever. You sound like a huge fricking idiot

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Iaijutsu? more like copejutsu

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine just blasting this guy with a 12ga shotgun

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this, with Dragonfire shells setting his beard alight

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was not and you're either extremely gullible or cripplingly moronic.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You heard wrong, iaijutsu predates gun use.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >iaijutsu
    >invented by a noguns samurai

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back then every gunslinger is bob munden. those nips with their swords and bows dont stand a fricking chance.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    It's just so you can quick draw on peasants when they get too close to you.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone with that haircut would think that

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Karl not doing so well these days I guess

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is just quick reaction drills with the sword starting in the scabbard. Stuff like, "you're walking along in Edo minding your own business when three dudes roll up next to you with ill intent" or "you're sitting in a house as a guest drinking some tea and minding your own business when you hear some c**t sneaking up behind you." It was intended for samurai to defend themselves from sudden ambush and social situations that go south.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you're walking along in Edo minding your own business when three dudes roll up next to you with ill intent"
      Tell that to the Daimyo. Book em' Danno!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It was intended for samurai to defend themselves
      Horseshit. If it was intended for defense it would be a draw into a block/parry followed by a riposte, like the Korean equivalent, not a draw into a strike. It was for sucker punching. 'Muh honour' my ass.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen
    it wasn't

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At best it was for Samurai to be able to use their swords to take out someone pulling a pistol on them at point blank range, small handguns have been used as replacement daggers for ages to deliver shots at bad breath distance, a distance that a sword could still be useful at.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This wouldn't have really been a concern, Japan had nothing but matchlocks during the Edo period, so the whole concept of quickly drawing and firing a pistol wasn't a thing, and iaijutsu is known to have existed long before percussion and then cartridge guns started coming into the country in the 1850s.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Firearms were introduced to Japan as early as the 13th century.
        Portugese guns arrived in 1543

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No shit you fricking brain dead moron.
          In your effort to appear smarter than that guy, you only made yourself look like more of an idiot. Your mom should've swallowed.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Go frick yourself neckbeard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As I said they were matchlocks, which can't be carried around ready to fire at a moment's notice, especially not concealed or holstered. Japan never had flintlocks so it wasn't until they got percussion guns after Perry opened trade back up that they had something that could be used as a close quarters weapon like the previous anon was describing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Plenty of people get stabbed, bashed, or beaten to death with melee weapons because it takes time to get a side arm out and you can rush someone and stab them very quickly.

      Larger melee weapons, swords, aces, hammers, etc. also have stopping power that is pretty hard to beat, whereas pistol calibers sometimes fail to incapacitate. So if you shoot someone with a 9mm and they still are able to dome you with a hatchet, odds are you're wound is going to be significantly worse than theirs. Against unarmored opponents, a lot of old weapons can be immediately lethal. Hell, even a hammer to the head is going to frick your shit up.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get in close enough fast, so he cannot draw his gun, get out of the line of sight of the gun fast. only really works if you have mastered the art of shunpo.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if your question is how to beat guns with blades the answer is speed, surprise, technique, and of course launching your attack from as close distance as possible. Use cover and concealment do not engage recklessly as you have a severe disadvantage. Stab em through the heart or neck or chink in their armor and twist then keep attacking ensure they are out of the fight. A better idea might be to get a gun somehow and use that instead. If you are being shot at in an open area with no cover your options essentially become close as quickly as possible and disable them with an attack, retreat rapidly zigzagging into cover ASAP or perhaps a strafing retreat depending on the environment. You will have to make a snap judgement in that scenario which is best and frankly none are ideal. The ideal would be to have your own gun and out-soot the enemy

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen.
    No, it's not. Where did you even get that from?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That is gay as frick

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        protip:
        comedy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No u

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuk is dis?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sukiyaki Western Django

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Attacking while the gun is still in the holster is the only chance a swordsman has

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Swords have superior stopping power at least.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    iaijutsu and iado are just the concealed carry instagram tactics of their period.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Behold, the true power of Bushido!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the one guy who does shoot just shoots the fricking floor next to him

      lmao what the frick were they thinking

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Having a gun makes your iaijutsu better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that dude look exactly what I'd expect a western dude doing that shit to look like.
    The basedjack of all basedjacks, if you will

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that dude look exactly what I'd expect a western dude doing that shit to look like.
      Really?
      I'd have expected him to have a much higher BMI.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    probably more like helping a swordsman fight vs. some dude that has the literal first iteration of a "gun" and it takes him 4 minutes to reload it so dodge his first shot and attack him with a swift strike from a sheathed sword

    or are you picturing it like quickdrawing a fricking navy revolver and a sword and the sword wins? why is he so close lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think countering firearms had much of anything to do with it. It seems more like the equivalent of getting gud at your pistol draw + magdump game. Something mostly relevant to daily self-defense scenarios in an otherwise civil environment.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. It was designed as something a bored class of dilettante warriors without a war to fight for hundreds of years could impress their equally lazy, degenerate barbaric friends when they get around to lopping the heads off peasants for adding a pinch too much miso to the soup or not banging their head hard enough into the ground when they pass.
    That's literally it.
    Frick the samurai, frick knights, frick all the ultra romanticized imagery of barbaric nepo bullies who firmly ground their heel into the face of humanity for hundreds of years to preserve their shitty lifestyles of excess.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did you used to work for a Japanese boss or something?

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that Ken-sama?

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How does it work?
    Teleport + invul frames.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the point-and-shoot of the katana world. For quick unsheathing and striking with one motion. Definitely not for fighting gunmen. Sure, swords can cut a bullet but it still isn't stopping said bullet.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I've read that iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen.
    It's the sword equivalent of practicing a pistol quickdraw. It's not mean to defeat guns. It's to get your weapon unsheathed fast and hopefully harm the other guy while you're at it.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I've read that iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen. How does it work?

      And I don't want to hear muh katana/knife argument ever again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I've read that iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen. How does it work?

      >charges at officers
      That was barely a morning stroll before he was stopped.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I've read that iaijutsu was designed to help swordsmen fight gunmen. How does it work?

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How does it work?
    >be within literally arm's length
    if not you're screwed unless the gunman had palsy or something

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a dream where a man with a sword charged me but all I had was a 9mm tipped with a nerf dart. I shot him in the eye and it knocked him down.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How does it work?
    It's simple.
    You start practicing Hojutsu.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C5%8Djutsu

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What lmao no
    >iaijutsu
    >iado
    It's practicing fast draws for any situation.

    The only legitimate "technique" to come from iai is using the curve of the katana to be able to "spring load" it against the sheath and draw/strike a little faster and harder than a normal one handed draw swing.

    You can try that yourself with a broomstick and wearing gloves to prevent skin burn. Your "main handle" hand pushes against your other hand "holding the scabbard" which is pushing in the opposite direction. The effect is more tension along the "blade"'s drawn axis, giving more force to a drawn strike.

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