2nd european Mugai Ryu TaikaiAugust 29th and 30th
(NE) The 2nd european Taikai.
Traditional, japanese swordfighting from Samurai with Katana for cultivating mind and body.
Forms that have been passed down for generations, aiming to hone ones body control, technique and awareness.
Cuttingtest to ensure correct execution and quality of technique.
Essential techniques and principles taught with the wooden sword for fighting-applications with a partner.
Meifu Shinkage ryū was founded by Someya Chikatoshi the ’50’s of the last century and specializes in small hidden weapons (onkenjutsu) and most specifically in throwing spikes (shurikenjutsu).
The school is one of only three schools in Japan that specializes mainly in shurikenjutsu (the other being Shirai ryū and Negishi ryū). Other weapon arts can have shuriken in their curriculum, but is often only a small part of it.
Currently Meifu Shinkage ryū is located in Tokyo, Japan and the school is lead by Otsuka Yasuyuki soke (2nd generation headmaster and successor of the school).
The founder Someya studied Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū (a classical weapon-art) under Sugino Yoshio. Here he learned, among other disciplines, the shurikenjutsu of this school. This shurikenjutsu was the foundation of Someya-sensei’s Meifu Shinkage ryū shurikenjutsu.
The following three disciplines are taught in Meifu Shinkage ryū:
The students are graded according to a kyū/dan-grade system. (read more about the exam requirements)
Kochōkai has been an official keikokai (traninggroup) of Meifu Shinkage ryū since 2012 and weekly classes are taught by Arjan F. Tervoort.
Kochōkai has several options for training Meifu Shinkage ryū. Click on the links for more information.