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The 8th Kashima Jingu Kobudo demonstration was held

Posted on October 15, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

On 8th October 2017 (Sunday), the 8th Kashima Jingu Hono embu (第8回 鹿島神宮奉納 日本古武道交流演武大会, a demonstration for dedication of the god) was held at the shrine located in Kashima-city, Ibaraki, Japan.

The event was held for ancient Japanese nation founding and martial arts god, Takemikazuchi-no-Okami (武甕槌大神). Traditional martial artists from 33 ryuha (martial arts groups) demonstrated their skills.

Demonstrating ryuha:

    1. Tenshin-shoden-katori-shinto-ryu Kenjutsu ( 天真正伝香取神道流剣術 )
    2. Takenouchi ryu Ju-jutsu Koshino mawari kobusoku竹内流柔術腰廻小具足
    3. Bokuden-ryu Kenjutsu ( 卜傳流剣術 )
    4. Okinawa Goju-ryu Bujutsu (沖縄剛柔流武術 )
    5. Heiho Niten Ichi-ryu Kenjutsu (兵法二天一流剣術)
    6. Hoki-ryu Iai-jutsu (伯耆流居合術 )
    7. Jigen-ryu Hyoho Kenjutsu ( 示現流兵法剣術 )
    8. Shingetu Muso Yanagi-ryu Ju-jutsu (心月無想柳流柔術 )
    9. Sekiguchi-ryu Batto-jutsu (関口流抜刀術 )
    10. Hozoin-ryu Takada-ha So-jutsu (宝蔵院流高田派槍術 )
    11. Hyoho Taisha-ryu (兵法タイ捨流)
    12. Chikubushima-ryu Bo-jutsu (竹生島流棒術 )
    13. Shingyou to ryu Kenjutsu (心形刀流剣術)
    14. Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutu Takuma-kai (大東流合気柔術 琢磨会)
    15. Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Heiho Kenjutsu ( 柳生新陰流兵法剣術 )
    16. Araki-ryu Kenpo (荒木流拳法 )
    17. Jiki Shinkage-ryu Naginata-jutsu (直心影流薙刀術 )
    18. Hasegawa-ryu Yawara-jutsu (長谷川流和術 )
    19. Tatsumi-ryu Heiho ( 立身流兵法 )
    20. Igaryu-ha Katsushin-ryu Ju-jutsu (為我流派勝新流柔術 )
    21. Yagyu Shingan-ryu Taijutsu (柳生心眼流體術 )
    22. Kurama-ryu Kenjutsu ( 鞍馬流剣術 )
    23. Tendo-ryu Naginata-jutsu (天道流薙刀術 )
    24. Tamiya-ryu Iai-jutsu (田宮流居合術 )
    25. Tenjin Shinyo-ryu Ju-jutsu (天神真楊流柔術 )
    26. Shindo-munen-ryu Kenjutsu ( 神道無念流剣術 )
    27. Muhi Muteki-ryu Jo-jutsu (無比無敵流杖術)
    28. Araki-ryu Gunyo Kobusoku (荒木流軍用小具足 )
    29. Tennenrishin-ryu Kenjutsu (天然理心流剣術 )
    30. Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-jutsu (無雙直傳英信流居合術)
    31. Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu (大東流合気柔術)
    32. Hokushin-itto-ryu Kenjutsu ( 北辰一刀流剣術 )
    33. Kashima Shin-to-ryu Kenjutsu ( 鹿島新當流剣術 )

      Photos are demonstrations of Hyoho Taisha ryu Ryu-sen-kan(right: Master Tazoe, left: Inoue Shihan-dai)

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      Kobudo demonstration event was held at Kumamoto castle

      Posted on October 15, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

      On 7th October 2017 (Saturday), a demonstration event of Japanese traditional martial arts (Kobudo) was held as a part of Kumamoto Castle autumn festival (秋のくまもとお城まつり), in Kumamoto, Japan. Martial artists of 17 martial arts groups belong to Kumamoto Ken Kobudo kai (熊本県古武道会 Kumamoto traditional Japanese martial arts association) demonstrated their skills.

      2 members from Italian training group of Hyoho Taisha ryu (兵法タイ捨流) also participated the event (left on the 1st and the 2nd photos).

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      The 7th Itsukushima Shrine martial arts demonstration event was held

      Posted on August 27, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

      On 20th August 2017, the 7th Itsukushima-shrine martial arts demonstration (第六回 嚴島神社奉納 親と子の武道演武大会) was held at Itsukushima-jinja, Miyajima, Hiroshima Japan (広島県、嚴島神社、宮島).

      Various Kobudo or Koryu (古武道、古流 traditional style Japanese martial arts) ryuha from all over Japan got together at the shrine for this Hono embu (奉納演武、demonstration for dedication of the god) event.

      The aims of the event are interaction of three generations (parents, children and grandchildren) and succession between the generations.

      * Photos are demonstrations of Hyoho Taisha ryu Ryu-sen-kan(兵法タイ捨流龍泉館)

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      The 30th Kumamoto Kobudo martial arts demonstration was held

      Posted on June 30, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

      On 21st May (Sunday) 2017, a demonstration event for Kumamoto Japanese traditional martial arts Association 30th year anniversary (熊本県古武道会30周年記念 八代演武大会) was held in Yatsushiro, Japan.

      The association has 23 ryuha members and 15 of them demonstrated their skill at Kagami Dojo in Yatsushiro city.

      The list of ryuha (流派, martial arts style):

      Hioki-ryu Yoshida-ha Kyujutsu (日置流吉田派弓術)

      Daito-ryu Aiki Ju-jutsu (大東流合気柔術)

      Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu (兵法二天一流)

      Unko-ryu (雲弘流)

      Higo Koryu Naginata (肥後古流長刀)

      Hontai Yoshin-ryu Bujutsu (本體楊心流武術) 

      Mugai-ryu Iai Hyo-do (無外流居合兵道)

      Shiten-ryu Hoshino-ha Ju-jutsu(四天流星野派柔術)

      Hyoho Taisha-ryu Kenjutsu (兵法タイ捨流剣術)

      Shinto Muso-ryu Jojutsu (神道夢想流杖術)

      Sekiguchi-ryu Batto-jutsu (関口流抜刀術 )

      Taisha-ryu (タイ捨流)

      Hoki-ryu Kumagaya-ha Iai (伯耆流熊谷派居合)

      Hiokik-ryu Chikurin-ha Kyu-jutsu (日置流竹林派弓術)

      kenshin-ryu Jin-daiko (謙信流陣太鼓)

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      Sword Master “Kurando Marume” award Kendo tournament was held

      Posted on June 17, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

      On 21st May (Sunday), the 48th Sword Master “Kurando Marume” award Kendo tournament for young swordsmen (第48回 剣豪「丸目蔵人」顕彰 少年剣道選手権大会) was held in Nishikimachi-town, Kumamoto, Japan. 444 boys and girls joined the tournament and the 15th Soke (head of the style) Master Uehara, the head of Dojo Master Yamamoto, and a Monjin member of Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館) demonstrated their traditional skills in front of the young swordsmen.

      The founder of Master Kurando Marume was born in 1540, Yatsushiro-city area, Kumamoto. This ryuha has over 470 years history and his blood line is unbroken The 13th family head of Marume who lives in Nishikimachi-town was invited to the tournament as a honorable guest and speech for the young swordsmen.

      Taisha ryu has been officially designated as“Japan Heritage”(日本遺産) on 15 May 2017, and it was the first official Embu demonstration after the designation.

      Information sourced from Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan Facebook page, edited by the editorial team of Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online.

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      Taisha ryu Kempo is designated as Japan Heritage

      Posted on June 03, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

      On 16th May 2017, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs officially designated Taisha ryu Kempo (Hyoho Taisha ryu/兵法タイ捨流) as “Japan Heritage”.

      According to the Agency, “Heritage is a connection to our past: a legacy of our cultural and natural history, and an invaluable source of inspiration to pass on to future generations. The Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Japan Heritage aims to promote our unique cultural traditions, encourage use of our national cultural properties, and to revitalize regional economies.” (referred from http://www.bunka.go.jp/seisaku/bunkazai/nihon_isan/pdf/nihon_isan_pamphlet_english.pdf, page 2).

      Visibility of Kobudo – Japanese traditional martial arts is not very high in modern society of Japan. However, steady works and activities of traditional martial artists have been bearing fruit, and enhancing its awareness.

      Information sourced from Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan Facebook page, edited by the editorial team of Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online.

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      Hyoho Taisha ryu demonstrated their skills for young Kendo swordsmen

      Posted on June 03, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

      On 29th April 2017 (Saturday), the 10th Odonna Kendo Nationwide Competition (おどんな日本一少年剣道大会) for primary and junior high school students was held in Hitoyoshi city, Kumamoto, Japan and master Uehara and master Yamamoto from Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館) demonstrated their skill at the opening ceremony.

      The origin of Taisha ryu is Shinkage ryu (新陰流). The founder of Shinkage ryu, Kamiizumi Iseno-kami (上泉伊勢守) invented “Fukuro shninai” (袋竹刀) which is a safe training sword, and is also the origin of Shinai bamboo sword used for modern Kendo training and completion.

      The era of Samurai ended a long time ago, however skills of Japanese traditional martial arts, their spirit and legacy are still remaining in our time, and carrying over to next generations.

      Information sourced from Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan Facebook page, edited by the editorial team of Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online.

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