Shigeyoshi Tamatsuta is a Kendo hanshi (highest rank) and 9th dan in Iaido. In this volume he completely demonstrates the 43 forms of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido. p Contents include:/p ul liElementary knowledgebr -History of Iaidobr -Introductory preparationbr -Basic knowledge for refining skills/li liShoden: Omori Ryu (Seiza)br -12 forms/li liChuden: Hasegawa Eishin Ryu (Tachiwaza)br -10 forms/li liOkuden: Oku Iai (Suwari waza)br -8 forms/li liOkuden: Oku Iai (Tachiwaza)br -13 forms/li liAppendix/li/ul
Iaido is the classical Japanese discipline of drawing and cutting with the long sword in defense of an unanticipated attack throwing off the blood and returning the sword to its sheath. It is the direct inheritor of techniques perfected by centuries of samurai whose life and honor depended upon their spirit and prowess. Author Richard W. Babin brings together all the practical and theoretical information needed to pursue a formal study of the classical Japanese martial art of iaido. You will learn how to choose a sword how to cut with it how to take care of it how to assume the clothing and how to enter a dojo. He covers not only the basic moves and positions but the entire curriculum of forms of the muso shinden ryu of iaido. Equally important he puts the art in its historic and social perspective helping to clarify for the reader the spiritual pathway that the way of the sword o
divThe Secrets of Japanese Swordsmanship Muso Shinden Ryu Okuden the companion series is the first of its kind to be presented in an instructional set of DVDs! In this seventh video lesson 7 of the 10 lesson series the seventh Suwari (seated) waza Ryozume and the seventh Tachi (standing) waza Sodesurigaeshi are covered in full detail. There are explanations of the Footwork Nukitsuke Kiritsuke Chiburi Noto and applications followed by numerous variations of both kata including the root Kata from the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu! The entire set of the videos will contain approximately 22 hours of instruction! The Kata are presented exactly as they were taught to me by my teacher Mitsuzuka Takeshi Sensei./div
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div pShigemura Masahide was the chief priest of the Shinto shrine Nawa Jinja. He lived in Houki-no-Kuni (Tottori Prefecture) Mt. Ohyama and was renowned for his excellence in both literary and martial pursuits./p pMasahide was the 12th generation from Shigemura Grouhyoue Masatane. Masatane's elder brother Shigemura Kamon-no-suke Goryouhyouesuke a very famous individual fought with the later to be Shogun Ashikaga Takauji. He passed away in 1338./p pMasahide was given the sacred secret heirloom scroll of the Amatsu Tatara Hyoutei-no-maki (Shinpi Hyohen-no-maki)./p pMasahide traveled the length and breadth of Japan on a Musyashugyou' pilgrimage (A warrior's journey of training and mastery). Masahide arrived at Utsunomiya of Shimotsuke (Tochigi prefecture) and found lodging in a farmer's house. Residing there he
It is impossible to teach the most sophisticated and effective methods of karate to large groups of students in a quasi-military setting. These "secrets " which are the core of the Goju Ryu system can only be transmitted from master to student by means of personal instruction for traditional karate's teaching methodology is and always has been for the tuition of individuals. br br To truly master karate one also needs to receive instruction at a much higher level than the majority of students can ever experience. That is the purpose of this program and those that will follow it - to make available to everyone individual instruction at the highest level from the world's leading exponent of Goju Ryu karate. br br Author Morio Higaonna is the student of An'ichi Miyagi who studied exclusively with the Founder of Goju Ryu karate
em"Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu"/em explores the life of the enigmatic Sokaku Takeda. Along with examining historical evidence this book also contains interviews with Sokaku Takeda's top students including: ul liTokimune Takeda/li liYukiyoshi Sagawa/li liChieko Horikawa (wife of Kodo Horikawa)/li liYusuke Inoue/li liTakuma Hisa/li liKeisuke Sato/li liKatsuyuki Kondo/li liHakaru Mori/li liSeigo Okamoto/li/ul
Daito-ryu Aikibudo: History and Technique is the first book to comprehensively show the roots principles and techniques of this ancient art passed down directly from its last Soke Takeda Tokimune and his most faithful and long-time students. br br The book written by one of the very few westerners to have ever studied on a consistent basis with Takeda Soke Antonino Certa Shihan features: over 40 pages of never before published text directly written by Takeda Sensei about the history and principles of the School including aiki; a great deal of original photographic material showing Takeda Tokimune Soke and Kato Shigemitsu today's Soshi of the Nihon Daito-ryu Aikibudo association and the other elder students of the late Soke (over 70 photos); a comprehensive technical view of all the art including a glimpse of the most advanced catalogues of techniques like Ai
For over a thousand years the sword has played a crucial rold in Japanese society. Even today it remains a ubiquitous and venerated object whether cherished as a work of art admired as a feat of technology or wielded in one of the many schools of fencing that have survived Japan's feudal era. This book not only explains the techniques of that era's most prominent school it also gives the reader a fascinating insight in the history and martial ethics that underpin the modern day practice of Japanese fencing an art known as Iaido.
KOSOKUN(DAI) KOSOKUN(SHO) SHIHO KOSOKUN CHINTO SANCHIN TENSHO SEPAI SOCHIN NIPAIPO MATSUMURA ROHAI
divIncludes detailed photos of iai kata sword making and much more./div
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