Sep 11, 2011

Art of the Japanese Sword

Click picture to view video.

This is a clip on Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu (Tenshinshō-den Katori Shintō Ryū) which is reputed to be Japan's oldest and most traditional sword school and considered the pinnacle of classic Japanese martial arts. This Ryu (tradition) is the source from which many classical Japanese martial arts have evolved.

The term Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is derived from:
  • Tenshin Shoden means "Heavenly Ordained"
  • Katori refers to the traditional shinto temple situated in Katori city
  • Shinto is the traditional religion of japan
  • Ryu means tradition, style or school

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu nartial curriculum:
  • Iaijutsu (sword-drawing art)
  • Kenjutsu (sword art)
  • Bojutsu (staff art)
  • Naginatajutsu (glaive art)
  • Jujitsu (flexible art)
  • Shurikenjutsu (throwing blade art)
  • Ninjutsu (espionage art)
  • Sojutsu (spear art)
  • Senjutsu (tactics)
  • Chikujojutsu (field fortification art).

References: Tenshinshodenkatorishintoryu,  Sugino Ha


No comments:

Post a Comment