Learn the fundamentals of Samurai Swordsmanship and the 12 Shoden Omori-Ryu Waza (First Level Techniques) performed mainly from the Kneeling (seiza) posture, and includes techniques for defense against single and multiple opponents.
DVD 2: (Chuden Waza) Samurai Sword Intermediate Level Crouching Techniques:
Learn the 10 Chuden Tatehiza Waza (Middle Level Techniques) also performed from the tatehiza posture used by the samurai when relaxing, and include single and multiple opponent defenses.
DVD 3: (Suwari Waza) Samurai Sword Advanced Level Crouching Techniques:
Learn the 8 Okuden Suwari Waza (Deep Level Seated Techniques) also performed from the tatehiza posture used by Samurai while relaxing, and includes techniques for single and multiple opponent defenses.
DVD 4: (Tachi Waza) Samurai Sword Advanced Level Standing Techniques:
Learn 10 Okuden Tachi-Waza and 3 Okuden Itomagoi Waza (Deep Level Seated Techniques) of 450-Year-Old Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu (ancient style Iaido). These techniques are performed mainly from a standing or walking position and include techniques for defense against single and multiple opponents. The techniques are shown in both regular speed and slow motion from different angles for the greatest ease in learning. Bunkai (application of techniques) is also demonstrated at regular and slow motion speeds for each Waza.
DVD 5: (Katachi) Samurai Sword Partner Exercises:
Learn the 10 Tachi-Uchi no Kurai (Katachi) exercises. These two-man partner exercises utilize the bokken (wooden sword) to practice attack and defense techniques with the Samurai Sword. These prearranged sparring techniques are essential to understanding and applying the principles of Samurai Swordsmanship under realistic conditions. The techniques are shown in both regular speed and slow motion for different angles for the greatest ease in learning.
DVD 6: (Seitei Kata) Samurai Sword – 10 Standardized Katas
Learn the 10 Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei Seitei Iai Kata (Seitei Kata) as performed in 450-Year-Old Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu (ancient style Iaido). These kata are adapted from several of Japan’s most popular styles by the All Japan Kendo Federation for standardized performance by practitioners of Kendo and other martial arts. A must for those who want to compete in Kendo tournaments and events.
DVD 7: Samurai Sword: “History & Traditions” Informative Interview
Visit with Shimabukuro Sensei and learn much of the history, traditions and folklore of this style of Iaido. He discusses Samurai legends, including Miyamoto Musashi, nomenclature of the Samurai Sword, and the basics of Samurai philosophy.
Approx 6 hours in length on 7 DVDs.
Having recently had to switch from MSR to MJER, I needed to get up to,speed with regards the koryu. These DVDs have gone a long way in doing so.
I am so happy i bought this set. I have both the masters books and the instructional dvds compliment the books very well.
The instructions are clear and very easy to follow along. The dvds helped me alot in my own iaijutsu classes although the names of styles are different, the techniques are similar.
This really is the bread and butter of iaijutsu, a clear legacy left for us by a wonderful master.
Although I am only DVD # 2 of the 7 I can see I will benefit from them. My Iaido classes at my dojo sometimes goes too fast and there are times I don't want to interrupt to ask questions. So far I have already got answers to a few questions I didn't get to ask my sensei. Basics to pro instruction is included. I am so happy I purchased this particular set even though Eishin Ryu is not the style I practice.