Real quick sorry I wasn't talking very loud but my parents were both sleeping and I didn't want to wake either of them up.
Just a quick explaination on the difference between Tameshigiri and Suemonogiri. Tameshigiri is the test for the sword, Suemonogiri is the test for the swordsman. Targets of all kind of different materials can be used, tatami mats, bamboo, tatami wrapped around bamboo and noodles are the most common. Traditionally sword were tested on condemned or already dead criminals.