A practice weapon for sword-based martial arts. Thought to be relatively harmless, but when used with even a moderate amount of accuracy and force may be used to break bones.
I can't find anyone to spar with me, the last time i used my shinai I broke someone's wrist.
by psivamp February 02, 2005
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Bamboo sword used in Kendo.
by Samurai Katsu September 03, 2003
bamboo stick; used mainly by in-training students of certain arts/styles. It can shatter easily if used to strike hard.Also referred to as a Kendo stick and Singapore cane.
My shinai broke after training.
by anonymous June 25, 2003
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