Jikishin Kage Ryu Kenjutsu DVD Vol 2 with Masaru Iwasa
Part 2 of a 2 DVD set which is the only instructional DVD series on Jikishin Kage Ryu by 15th headmaster Masaru Iwasa.
-The sword ready position (kamae)
-Forms for Jikishin Kage Ryu
--Bamboo sword forms
--Short sword forms
Japanese with English subtitles
I would say that this is the most accurate form of the ancient art of Jikishin Kage Ryu that I have seen. Though the video has a kind of home-made aspect to it, the forms show decisiveness and the explanations are succinct. I was surprised to see Taijutsu, Martial Art demos coming from Kenjyutsu.
I was told that this is the start of all Martial Arts practice in Japan. So, I suppose Karate and Aikido were derived from the defensive postures of Kenjutsu.
It serves as a good glimpse of the various aspects of the ancient origins of Martial Art in Japan.