Kashima Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu – 41st All Japan Kobudo Embu

The Kashima Shinto Ryu is a koryu that is thought to influence the teaching of Aikido founder, O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. As taught within the Iwama Ryu of Aikido, the first Aikiken teachings are the same as this ryuha showing an obvious connection. In fact, as taught within in Iwama Ryu, most Aikido taijutsu and sabaki is based upon kenjutsu. This is an excellent demonstration of the Kashima Shinto Ryu.

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