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Hyoho Taisha ryu held 2016 European seminar tour – Torino, Italy

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

On 19th 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 Torino, Italy. It was the third and now regular seminar in the region, and many participants leant new skills, as well as revised skills learnt during previous seminars.

Master Takahiro Yamamoto(山本隆博 師範), the head of the Dojo mainly lead the seminar. He also had workshops for existing members in the region, as well as seminars for kids.

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).

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Hyoho Taisha ryu held 2016 European seminar tour - summary

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

Hyoho Taisha ryu, Japanese traditional style swordsmanship held seminars in 5 cities in Europe between 19th November and 11th December 2016. It was the third seminar tour in Europe and supported by various organizations and individuals in Hitoyoshi city, Yatsushiro city and surrounding areas in Kumamoto, Japan.

Master Takahiro Yamamoto(山本隆博 師範), the Kancho (director) of Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan (兵法タイ捨流道場八代龍泉館 - Taisha ryu headquarter in Kumamoto) mainly instructed seminar participants. The 15 Soke (the head of the style) Master Eriko Uehara (上原エリ子 師範), as well as other Dojo members also visited Europe and supported the seminars.

List of cities where seminars were held (in order):

Torino (Italy)

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (France)

Venice (Italy)

Firenze (Italy)

Vienna (Austria)

 

More related article for each seminar for these cities will be posted separately.

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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Kenjutsu News – Taisha ryu members demonstrated their skills at various events in the spring of 2015

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

Members of Japanese traditional style Kenjutsu or swordsmanship “Hyoho Taisha ryu” Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-Sen-Kan demonstrated their skills at various events in the spring of 2015.

4 April (Sat) - Enju-ji flower festival & Otera- bazaar (延壽寺花まつり&お寺バザ~ル), in Kumamoto

      

 

11 April (Sat) – 33rd Asakusa Nihon Kobudo demonstration (浅草第三十三回日本古武道大会), in Tokyo

      

 

2 May (Sat) – Hitoyoshi-castle festival/Odonna all Japan boys and girls Kendo competition, in Kumamoto (人吉お城まつり/おどんな日本一全国少年剣道大会演武)

      

 

4 May (Mon) - Shimogamo-shrine Hono embu (demonstration for dedication of the god), in Kyoto (下鴨神社奉納演武)

        

 

5 May (Tue) – Shiramine-shrine Hono embu, in Kyoto (白峯神宮奉納演武)

        

 

24 May (Sun) – International martial arts demonstration (国際武術演武会), in Wakayama

      

 

24 May (Sun) – Marume Kurando Cup, all Japan boys and girls Kendo competition (丸目蔵人顕彰 全国少年剣道大会演武), in Kumamoto

      

 

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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The Life of Marume Kurando(丸目蔵人)

Posted on October 03, 2014 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

Marume Kurando, who was raised in the way of Samurai, is the creator of the martial art that is known as Hyoho Taisharyu (兵法タイ捨流). It is  a koryu of hyoho. It was created in the 16th century, and it is still practiced today by a select few students, in the same ways that Marume Kurando practiced and taught it.

In 1540, Marume was born in Nishiki-machi, which is a hamlet that was run by the Sagara clan in the Hitoyoshi province. He was schooled in the way of Confucius and in the war arts, due to his being brought up in a samurai family.

He won his first combat battle when he was sixteen years old and by nineteen he was viewed as a possible master at swordsmanship. He was even allowed to travel to Kyoto in order to challenge the most well-known swordsman in the entire country of Japan, who was the creator of Shinkage-ryu, Kamiizumi Ise no Kami Nobutsuna.

After challenging Kamiizumi, he lost the match. This led him to learn about Shinkage-ryu from him, because it was considered the best school of kenjutsu at that time, and was very popular.

It took him seven years to become the top student, at which time he was asked to help Kamiizumi demonstrate Shinkage-ryu to the Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru. The Shogun loved the kumitachi that was performed by the duo and greatly respected the talents of Marume.

Shortly thereafter in 1567, it was deemed that Marume had fully learned Shinkage-ryu and he was awarded with a scroll of menkyo-kaiden, which is still around today. With this certificate he was free to start his own martial arts school in the practice of Shinkage-ryu, which he decided to do in his hometown of Hitoyoshi. After the death of his master, he decided to start his own martial art, which was originally named Shinkage Taisharyu Kenjutsu.

He continued to teach this martial art until his retirement, when he named the second soke, Konose Gunsuke Okami Tadayuki. Marume passed away at the admirable age of ninety in 1629.

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Hyoho Taisharyu, Marume Kurando

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History of Hyoho Taisharyu (兵法タイ捨流)

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online editorial team | 0 Comments

The art of Hyoho Taisha-ryu, which was created by Marume Kurando in the 16th century, can be explained in part by its name and by visiting Watch Modern Day Samurai Moves Online to download modern day samurai movies.

The word Taisha is a two part word, that is considered unique because the first part, tai (タイ), was written using Katakana script, and the last part of the word, sha (捨), was written in the widely used kanji. This is especially noteworthy because if someone sees the name written, they would be unable to decipher the meaning of the word, just by seeing it.

The word, sha means to forget or throw away, while tai can mean either great, wait, body, as well as a few other things. Some people think it may refer to great, indicating it was a memorial to Marume’s legendary master, Kamizumii, who taught him Shinkage-ryu , but this is not known for certain.

This martial art was created in a time of constant fighting and wars in Japan, and was used in secret ninja and samurai units, to protect the area and villages. It was actually the official style used by the Sagara clan in the town of Hitoyoshi for many years.

After 1868, the age of the samurai was considered over, but Taisha-ryu was still taught and practiced by some, which is why the techniques and style are still around today. The title of soke has been passed down through the Oda family since the 6th soke, so that this art will always stay in the original village that it was created to protect. In 1962, it was deemed to be an Intangible Cultural Asset in the Kumamoto Prefecture.

This martial art is characterized by crouching and staying low to the ground, as well as being able to fight in even unfavorable conditions. This would include rough terrain, as well as snowy or marshy environments. It was originally for real life battle purposes, but fortunately, that is no longer necessary. However, environmental practice battles can still be very intense and are practiced sporadically by students of this art. To learn more you may download modern day samurai movie on Watch Modern Day Samurai Movie Online.

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Hyoho Taisharyu documentary film

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