Shibori is a Japanese martial art that involves holding a bamboo stick to the back of your neck for up to two minutes and breaking the bones of your skull with your fingers.
While the technique itself has long been known to be effective in treating certain ailments, there are a number of other techniques that can help.
You may have heard of the Okinawan technique of “shibari” and the Japanese “bamboo sword” (ほり址) which are both very effective and are often used by kendo practitioners.
You can also learn the “bunny tail” (双道) from the Japanese, which is essentially a simple, two-handed swing with the feet held together.
The “shiro” (指縮) is a technique that combines the techniques of the two styles.
The Shiro consists of two sets of two fingers and is practiced with the palms facing each other, which creates a vertical “dancing” motion.
The technique is also used to hold objects, such as a glass jar or a bowl, while moving the hands in the air.
Shibari and bamboo sword techniques are both popular among kendo students, and some people claim they have helped them cope with certain mental health issues.
You will find a lot of information on this topic on kendo forums, but it’s always good to have a look at some videos to get a better idea of the techniques and to learn how to use them in practice.