Join a Shinkage-ryu Bujutsu Martial Art Workshop, Tokyo

Overview

In this Shinkage-ryu workshop in Tokyo, you can learn what “The Sword of Yagyu” and "The Sword of Tokugawa Shogun" is, and experience and recognize the fundamental quality of Bujutsu martial arts.

Highlights

  • What is Bujutsu? You will try to experience the “Body Wisdom” by using the “Body Art”.
  • What is Katsujin-ken (the sword for living)? The sword for Yagyu-Shinkage-ryu is not for killing but for persuasion and sympathy.
  • What is Nitou (Two Swords) and Ittou (One Sword) as regarded by Miyamoto Musashi?
  • What is “Muto” (No sword), Yagyu’s secret?
  • The reality of Batto-Jutsu (how to draw a sword). Is Shikage-ryu totally different from other schools’ Iai technique? Wedraw a sword without raising and swinging the arms.

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Description

Introduction of “Shikage-ryu": The creator Kamiizumi Isenokami initiated a curious art from Kage-ryu created by Aisu Ikosai, and he began Shinkage-ryu, the "Katsunin-ken" (the sword for living). After that, this Shinkage-ryu blossomed as ”The Sword of Yagyu”, Muto (without a sword), the which Tokugawa Shogunate embraced in the Edo era. Workshop time: 2 hours Place: A Budojo or Community spaces in Tokyo Content: ・how to control your body ・how to control a sword Wa-no-Tachi (Turning Sword) Sekkou (Cover your body with a sword) Muto (No sword) Using Itto (One Sword) as Nito (Two Swords) Each participant can experience the Shinkage-ryu’s body wisdom, which even many Japanese people don’t know. And you will be able to see Shikage-ryu’s performances. (e.g. Muto-Dori) We hope you’ll greatly enjoy Shikage-ryu !

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