The fighting school developed in the Katori Shrine has a history of over 600 years. Long and efficient, full of gorgeous moves and including numerous attack and defense techniques, this is one of the sources of Japanese budo. This is not just an instructional DVD: It also traces the Yuishinkan's history and that of its master, Yoshio Sugino, throughout three Japanese periods: Meiji, Showa, and Heisei. Thus it manages to capture the very essence of this remarkable school.
Katori Shinto Ryu, which has produced such remarkable swordsmen and fighters as Isenokami Kamiizumi, Tosanokami Tsukahara, Bokuden, Ippasai Morooka and Bizennokami Matsumoto.
Gokui Iaijutsu (3 techniques)
Iaijutsu (6 techniques)
Tategaijutsu (5 techniques)
Tachijutsu (4 techniques)
Ryotojutsu (3 techniques)
Gokui Gogyo no Tachijutsu
10th dan Yoshio Sugino is a legend in the martial arts world for his work in teaching the sword to Toshiro Mifune for his roles in "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo". Besides technical instruction, this video also includes footage of the Katori shrine and dozens of rare historical photos of a young Yoshio Sugino.