Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu DVD (Nihon Kobudo Series)
Part of the highly acclaimed "Nihon Kobudo Series", this video documents one of the most well known traditional sword schools of Japan, Yagyu Shinkage Ryu.
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu is a classical Japanese kenjutsu school (odachi, kodachi, nitto) and was the official kenjutsu style of the Tokugawa shogunate; derived from Shinkage Ryu. The school was founded circa 1568 by Yagyu Sekishusai Munemori (1527-1606), a student of Kamiizumi Ise no Kami (Shinkage Ryu). The life of his son Yagyu Munemori (1571-1646), teacher of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, has been the subject of numerous films. The fukuro shinai (shinai in a leather bag) is unique for this ryu. Current headmaster is Yagyu Nobuharu.