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Shindō Musō Ryū: Secrets Old and New, Part 2
The Old Secrets of Shindō Musō Ryū The koryū martial arts of Japan–arts that were established prior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868– seem to be surrounded with mystery,...
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Video: Feeling the movements of sword through the jo
This video shows a practice I call “the sticking game.” It is designed to give the jo player experience in “feeling” what the sword is doing. We use kuritsuke,...
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Shimizu Sensei and “Shin Budo” Magazine, 1941-1945, part 1
It would be impossible to exaggerate the importance of Shimizu Takaji Sensei in popularizing Shindo Muso ryu.  The essence of his story is that he receives Menkyo kaiden in...
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Sakurai images Kenjutsu book
VIDEO: Kasumi Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu, Kata 1-5 Cut a video with Darin Cox (uchidachi) of the Portland group showing the first five kata of our kenjutsu. This is the style of shidachi that Kaminoda Sensei...
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Black and white photo of Kano Jigaro, Shiraishi Hanjiro, Shimizu Takaji taken circa 1922.
Shindō Musō Ryū: Secrets Old and New, Part 1
My art, Shindō Musō ryū, is a koryū Japanese martial art.  “Koryū” is a term used to indicate a martial school established before the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.1  As a...
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