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Hyoho Taisha ryu demonstrated their skills at young swordsman championship

Posted on May 27, 2018 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

On Saturday 28th April 2018, the 11th 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 members of 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.

Members of Hyoho Taisha ryu actively provides opportunity for local young generations to see traditional swordsmanship skills, as well as body controls of traditional martial arts skills, and this is one of the opportunities.

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 held 2017 European seminar tour – Venice, Italy

Posted on January 05, 2018 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

On 5th November 2017 (Sunday), Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館 ) held a seminar in Venice, Italy. It was the 3rd seminar held in Venice and large number of participants learnt skills from Master Takahiro Yamamoto, the head of the Dojo.

Various organizations in Hitoyoshi city, Yatsushiro city and Nishiki-machi in Japan, Kumamoto, such as Taisha ryu’s home towns provided supports to the European seminars, namely contributing some Japanese traditional gifts, providing great displays for the seminar and many more.

 錦町 (Nishiki-machi)
 https://www.facebook.com/town.nishiki/
青井阿蘇神社 (Aoi-Aso Shrine)
 https://www.facebook.com/%E5%9B%BD%E5%AE%9D-%E9%9D%92%E4%B…/
常楽酒造 (Joraku Shuzo - a sake brewery)
 https://www.facebook.com/joraku.shuzo/
○Slapstick - Photo
 https://www.facebook.com/slapstickphoto.Japan/
亀蛇商家 (Kida-shoka)
 https://www.facebook.com/trylife.fukushi
○HAPPY DROP
 https://www.facebook.com/HAPPYDR0P/

If you are interested in Japanese traditional Kenjutsu and live in Europe, you are encouraged to join this rare and great opportunity in coming years.

 This blog The Way of Bushido will keep updating details of seminars in future. You may also keep eyes on the Facebook page of Italian seminar (Hyoho Taisha ryu Kenjutsu Europe).

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

Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan

 

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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.

Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan

 

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Hyoho Taisha ryu held 2016 European seminar tour – Venice and Firenze, Italy

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館 ) held seminars in Veniece, Italy on 3rd December 2016 (Saturday), and in Firenze on 4th (Sunday) consequently.

Master Takahiro Yamamoto commented that he sincerely admires the participants’ attitude of humbleness and felt gratitude for their kindness and continuous support.

The 15 Soke (the head of the style) Master Eriko Uehara also enjoyed instructing the participants and visit of the region.

If you are interested in Japanese traditional Kenjutsu and live in Europe, you are encouraged to join this rare and great opportunity in coming years. This blog The Way of Bushido will keep updating details of seminars in future. You may also keep eyes on the Facebook page of Italian seminar (Hyoho Taisha ryu Kenjutsu Europe).

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 held 2016 European seminar tour – Bellegarde-sur-Valserine , France

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

On 26th November 2016 (Saturday), Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館 ) held a seminar in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France.

It was the first seminar in France, and the participants keenly learnt skills from Master Takahiro Yamamoto.

If you are interested in Japanese traditional Kenjutsu and live in Europe, you are encouraged to join this rare and great opportunity in coming years. This blog The Way of Bushido will keep updating details of seminars in future. You may also keep eyes on the Facebook page of Italian seminar (Hyoho Taisha ryu Kenjutsu Europe).

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

 

Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan

 

If you are interested in Taisha ryu, watch this documentary film. 

 

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