The hardest thing of all?

Students and teachers alike are faced with very particular challenges in the study of Koryū-bujutsu. For the casual observer these challenges are usually not as obvious as they may seem. One key question is always: Ultimately, what is really the hardest thing of all to be a member of a classical japanese ryūha of warfare? … Mehr The hardest thing of all?

The second Ōtsuka Gekikenkai at the Chiba-Dōjō of the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

The second edition of the Ōtsuka Gekikenkai took place from November 30th – December 01st, 2019 in the Chiba-Dōjō which is the Hombu of the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō. I would like to note especially the quite strong turnout of kenshi from other ryūha! Twenty kenshi with experience in Hokushin Ittō-ryū Hyōhō, Mugai-ryū, Tenshin Shōden Katori … Mehr The second Ōtsuka Gekikenkai at the Chiba-Dōjō of the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

Harmony: The new obsession

Recently, due to various incidents, I observe a recurring phenomenon in the world of Koryū-Bujutsu: Obsession with harmony. The quintessence of the classical japanese schools of warfare is basically contest and rivalry. This does not mean a simple sporting comparison, but an active and practical confrontation of ryūha and their teachers and students with other … Mehr Harmony: The new obsession

Fighting methods in full Yoroi – A lecture

The exhibition of extraordinary Samurai armour at Kunsthalle Munich runs very well and is a huge success. Around the exhibition there are many different events taking place to attract visitors and aficionados alike. One such event was held on May 7, 2019. It was a lecture about the topic of fighting methods in full Yoroi … Mehr Fighting methods in full Yoroi – A lecture

Samurai exhibition at Kunsthalle Munich and the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

The exquisite exhibition of a world-renowned collection of remarkable Samurai armour hand in hand with one of the most famous japanese schools of swordsmanship, the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō. That’s a plan to work out! From February 1 – June 30, 2019 there will be held a marvellous exihibition at the famous Kunsthalle Munich: SAMURAI / THE SPLENDOUR … Mehr Samurai exhibition at Kunsthalle Munich and the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

The first Ōtsuka Gekikenkai at the Chiba-Dōjō of the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

The interested readers of this blog may possibly already know that on October 13th + 14th, 2018 a quite historic event took place in the Honbu-Dōjō of the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō: The Ōtsuka Gekikenkai Gekikenkai have been a common activity well into the Taishō period (1912 – 1926). In a Gekikenkai, representatives of various Ryūha … Mehr The first Ōtsuka Gekikenkai at the Chiba-Dōjō of the Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

The Tōkyō-Shibu of Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō

The all new website of our Tōkyō-Shibu ist now online: https://www.hokushinittoryuhyoho.jp/ In Tōkyō there are two Keikojō, one in Suidobashi and the other in Kudanshita. A third one in Meguro is already at the planning stage. Keikojō Suidobashi is led by Emori Naoyoshi (Kajōmokuroku / Shihandai) and training is held on Thursday evenings.       … Mehr The Tōkyō-Shibu of Hokushin Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō