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  • dillon
    replied to Mizoguchi-ha Itto ryu Soke?
    My pleasure!

    A long time ago I had attended a seminar in the UK once covering kata from a couple of koryu kenjutsu ryu-ha including Ono-ha Itto-ryu and Mizoguchi-ha Itto-ryu. The purpose was to give a taste to kendoist.

    Mizoguchi-ha Itto-ryu Instruction was provided by a dojo...
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  • dillon
    replied to Mizoguchi-ha Itto ryu Soke?
    And digging up my copy of Gakken's Nihon-no Kenjutsu Vol.2, there are a few photographs of Naganuma-sensei and Hoshi-sensei demonstrating the art. There are also photographs of the gorgeous Aizu Butokuden where this is practiced alongside kendo and other demonstrators.

    The book gives a...
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  • dillon
    replied to Shinai Grip Sizes
    Ummm, no thanks....
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  • dillon
    replied to Mizoguchi-ha Itto ryu Soke?
    I just checked Japanese language sources and Naganuma-sensei is registered with the Nippon Kobudo Kyokai as Mizoguchi-ha's daihyo (representative), not soke. It seems he is acting as representative for the art on behalf of the Fukushima kendo renmei rather than claiming title as soke.
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  • dillon
    replied to Shinai Grip Sizes
    Oh... kanji didn't appear correctly... the shinai is called "Eikou", the first two characters from Eikobudogu.
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  • dillon
    replied to Shinai Grip Sizes
    I used to favor koban but once I learned to cut from my hips, my tenouchi (and cut) lightened up and I stopped worrying about about shinai tsuka shapes and sizes. Mind you I am only ever so slightly above the average Japanese size (they're not that small nowadays) so I would not have the degree of size...
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  • dillon
    replied to What happened to Kendo Nippon?
    The publisher, Ski Journal Inc., went into bankruptcy. They had trouble paying staff etc. It seemed to be part of a general trend in loss of print circulation.

    Source (in Japanese):
    http://www.tdb.co.jp/tosan/syosai/4416.html

    Final issue of Kendo Nippon was on Dec 27,...
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dillon
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