Origin of Japanese Martial Arts: Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu DVD 1 with Nori Shigemitsu - Budovideos Inc

Origin of Japanese Martial Arts: Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu DVD 1 with Nori Shigemitsu

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Origins of Japanese Martial Arts - Volume 1: Fundamentals

Embark on the journey of refined techniques and principles with a 500-year history. Learn the authentic techniques of the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu!

Hailing from the province of Shimosa in Katori, considered the cradle of Japanese martial arts, the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is known for its comprehensive martial arts system. It was founded by Choisai Iizasa Norisuke and has produced many renowned swordsmen. This DVD meticulously introduces this ancient martial art over two volumes, offering invaluable visual resources for those interested in the essence of Japanese martial arts.

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu A comprehensive martial art tradition passed down in Katori, Shimosa Province, founded by Choisai Iizasa Norisuke. It encompasses disciplines such as kenjutsu (swordsmanship), iaijutsu (sword drawing), jujutsu (unarmed combat), bojutsu (staff techniques), sojutsu (spear techniques), naginatajutsu (halberd techniques), as well as ryoto (dual swords), kotanto (short swords), and shurikenjutsu (throwing blades).


Iaijutsu (Quick Draw Techniques)

  • Etiquette / Blood-shedding Techniques
  • Omote Iai (Frontal Draw)
    • Nuki-tsuke (Drawing and Cutting) / Kusanagi (Grass Cutting) / Nuki-uchi (Drawing and Striking) / Right Sword / Left Sword / Eight-directional Sword
  • Gogyo (Standing Iai)
    • Gyoho Chidori (Thousand Birds in Action) / Zengo Chidori (Thousand Birds Front and Rear) / Gyoho Right Chidori (Thousand Birds to the Right in Action) / Gyoho Gyaku-nukito (Reverse Drawing and Striking) / Nuki-uchi (Drawing and Striking)
  • Secrets
    • Cloud-cutting Sword / Hangetsu Sword / Muichi Sword / Muni Sword / Blue-eyed Tachi / Isshin-to

Kenjutsu (Swordsmanship)

  • Stance
    • Shogen (Middle Level) / Lower Level / Upper Level / Pull (Yin) / Heart / Reverse Lower Level / Oblique (Carriage) / Kasumi (Mist) / Dai Kasumi (Big Mist) / Small Kasumi / Reverse Kasumi (Shurikasumi) / Torii (Shinto Shrine Gate) / Reverse Yin
  • Omote no Tachi (Frontal Sword Techniques)
    • Gotsu no Tachi / Shichitsu no Tachi / Kamu (Kasumi) no Tachi / Hachigami (Eight Gods) no Tachi / Practice with heavy wooden swords / Gotsu no Tachi / Variations

Bojutsu (Staff Techniques)

  • Basic Swinging
    • Horizontal / Direct / Attached Shade / Staff Familiarization
  • Omote no Bo (Frontal Staff)
    • Hakugo no Bo / Shizune no Bo / Left and Right no Bo / Removing the Hat no Bo / Hanging Bottle no Bo / Standing Wave no Bo
  • Middle Staff (Gogyo no Bo)
    • Shogen no Bo / Kamu no Bo / Lightning no Bo / Yin Attached no Bo / Pulling Cane no Bo / Thrust Cane no Bo

Training Methods for Swinging

  • Basics of Swinging
    • Upper Level / Yin (Pull) / Horizontal / Single-body techniques
  • One-handed Techniques
    • Return / Horizontal / Upper Level
  • Freestyle Swinging

Self-defense Techniques against Blades

  • Techniques with Stick Fragmentation
    • Basic Strikes (Wrist / Arm Strikes / Neck Strikes / Rib Strikes) / Kasumi (Figure-eight strike method)
  • Jujutsu (Unarmed Combat)
    • Direct Thrust / Arm Entanglement Wrist Capture / Left-handed / Right-handed / Three-foot Interval / Neck Strangulation

Guidance and Supervision: Munenori Shiigi (Founder of Ichigido Budo) Born in 1938 in Ibaraki Prefecture. At the age of 13, he received initial instruction in bojutsu (staff techniques) and jujutsu from his father, Keibun. In 1972, he obtained permission to practice independently. Later, he studied under Master Toshinori Oh-take of the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu and received certification in 1985, becoming an instructor in 1986 from Kaisai Fast Hide, the 20th generation master. Additionally, he revisited the techniques of his father and his father's teacher, Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu, Hominomiyatora, and further studied Kashima Shin Toh-ryu and Nishinshinryu.

Language: Japanese 

Run time: 61 min.


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