Kusarigama Seminar03.02.2018 & 24.02.2018 13:00
Isshin Ryu Kusarigama Jutsu seminar in Köln.
An effective new style focusing on fighting and applicability, developed by Niina-Soke, using two swords.
Cuttingtest to ensure correct execution and quality of technique.
Genko Nito Ryu is an effective two-sword Kenjutsu style, the natural use of both arms makes it very accesible even for beginners.
Forms that have been passed down for generations, aiming to hone ones body control, technique and awareness.
The Kendo-like appliance of sword fighting with safety-swords and protective gear in free-fight.
A style restricted to the use of the shortsword with the left hand, developed by Niina-Soke.
Essential techniques and principles taught with the wooden sword for fighting-applications with a partner.
Genko Nito Ryu is a Iaido and Kenjutsu style which solely focuses on fighting with two swords.
The student is taught in Kata, Kumitachi and Tameshigiri with the Katana and the Wakizashi. The style is efficient and fight-oriented, the Kenjutsu and its effective, direct and lethal techniques are paramount.
The use of two swords is advandtageous, like Miyamoto Musashi had said before:” If you are capable of using both of your arms, Nito-Ryu is better than Itto-Ryu.”
Many practitioners find the equally usage of both arms to be more natural and fluent.
Yamaguchi Ryu was founded by Yamaguchi Umanosuke Ietoshi “Bokushinsai”. He was born in the year 1582, the same year Miyamoto Musashi was born in. Then later on, one of Bokushinsai’s students added seven longsword and shortsword Kata to the style. The shortsword Kata were declared as “Ura” (hidden/ advanced techniques which were not shown publicly and taught only to selected students).
It was then Tsuji Gettan who, after many years of intensive Zazen, the seated Zen-meditiation, created a new style from Yamaguchi Ryu: Mugai Ryu. Through intensive Mugai Ryu training and the search for its roots in Yamaguchi Ryu we find the Nito-Ryu ( “Two-sword techniques”) from the time of Mugai Ryu’s origin.
There are 10 Iaido Kata and 45 Kumitachi forms in Genko Nito-Ryu.
Genko Nito Ryu Iaido Kata
Genko Nito Ryu Kenjutsu Ura Kata