Kashima Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu – 41st All Japan Kobudo Embu

https://youtu.be/s46HECVeUS8 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... Read more

Matsuda-den Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Renshinkan

I recently started a discussion with Renshinkan Kancho and Matsuda-den Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Menkyo Kaiden, Michio Takase, concerning his branch of the school and its techniques. Takase Sensei has also added some additional 'flavor' to techniques that are uniquely his own. He is passionate about teaching and preserving the old ways, but also is on... Read more

Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu – 42nd Japanese Kobudo Demonstration (2019)

One of the things that I enjoy is the demonstration of Japanese kobudo. Daito Ryu is always of interest in these demonstrations as it is (as claimed) one of the oldest ryu-ha in existence. Precursor to modern day Aikido, Daito Ryu was studied by the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, and serves as the technical... Read more