August 4, 2018

​​Oishi Susumu was a famous swordsman from the Yanagawa domain. It was next to the Mike domain and Oishi's family were samurai who guarded the border between the two regions. They were skilled shihan (masters) of Aizu Kage Ryu, a now extinct style of swordsmanship, and...

July 29, 2018

Shibukawa Ichi Ryu is an old style (koryu) of jujutsu that was practised in the Hiroshima and Matsuyama domains of Japan. It was created for self-defence, however, it was also trained for warfare by the samurai of the Matsuyama clan.​

Une Shigemi Tsuguaki 畝 重實嗣昭 ,


September 11, 2016

Kenjutsu is a name used to describe the arts of swordsmanship practised by the legendary samurai warriors of feudal Japan. It literally means 'sword techniques'. In the edo period the Japanese sword known as a katana was the most revered weapon on the ba...

July 1, 2012


Koryu jujutsu is a system of fighting that evolved from feudal Japan. The terms koryu and kobudo literally mean old “old style” and “old martial arts” and specifically refer to styles that were founded before the Meiji Restoration of 1868. These were the exa...

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