Jukendo Training

Here are some pictures I took while deployed to Japan for the Yama Sakura exercise with I Corps, Camp Itami, Japan, February 2007.  I worked with Japanese Soldiers from the Middle Army, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  Almost every day I had the honor of observing Japanese soldiers practicing Jukendo, a distinct and pure military art, on the camp tennis court and on rooftops of buildings on the camp.  Jukendo is the military system of bayonet fighting.