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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kumamoto Kobudo joint training session was held in Yatsushiro

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

On 16th April (Sunday) 2017, 5 traditional martial arts ryuha held a join training session at Kagami Dojo, Yatshiro, Kumamoto, Japan. It was the first joint training after the major Kumamoto earthquake.

The official name of the event was Kumamoto Kobudo Gobugyo koryu keiko kai (熊本古武道五奉行会交流稽古) which implies the 5 ryuha joined the session, as well as 5 key political figures of the Japanese government at the end of Sengoku Jidai - Warring States period, as some of them, in particular Mitsunari Ishida (石田三成) made contributions to the local area.

The event also provided an opportunity for young Monjin members of Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館), to demonstrate their skills in front of masters of other styles, which is considered as a way of very effective training in Japanese traditional martial arts world.

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The 35th Asakusa Kobudo martial arts demonstration was held

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

On 15th April 2017 (Saturday), the 35th Asakusa Japanese traditional martial arts demonstration (第35回 浅草日本古武道大会) was held at a sports center in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.

42 ryuha (martial arts groups) from all over Japan attended the event and demonstrated their skills.

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