Iaido Journal Mar 2010
33rd Kobudo Taikai Article at Kendo World
2010 Jeff Broderick, all
Everybody lined up ... stitched together from 3 photos.
A couple weeks ago, I was invited by Kendo World magazine and Kendo World Online to go and write a report about the 33rd Nihon Kobudo Taikai. Please check out my article there, and while you're at it, why not get a subscription?
It's one of the few print magazines covering kendo, iaido, jodo, and
koryu bujutsu in English, and it deserves your support! So quit
sponging up all the free content available on the internet, and help
them out by getting a subscription to the magazine. At 100+ pages,
virtually ad-free, each issue is more like a book than a magazine.
wasn't enough space in the article to run all of my photos, so here are
some freebies, made possible by Kendo World! A picture is worth a
thousand words, they say, so in most cases, I'll let the pictures do
Ogasawara Ryu Kyubajutsu
Kashima Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu
Iwami Soke of Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu Kenjutsu, about to bring the smack down.
Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu
Tendo Ryu Naginatajutsu. Here, the practitioner on the left is using 2 short swords.
Action shot! Araki Ryu Kempo (Bojutsu, Chigiriki, Kusarigama)
Shindo Munen Ryu Kenjutsu
Mizoguchi-ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu
Kanshin Ryu Iaijutsu
Toda-ha Buko Ryu Naginatajutsu
Tennen Rishin Ryu Kenjutsu
Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu (Fukuoka)
Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu (Tokyo)
Araki Ryu Genyo Kogusoku
Shojitsu Kenri Kataichi Ryu Kenjutsu
Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage Ryu Kenjutsu - no, that's not the sword they use!
My favourite demo of the whole day was of Unkou Ryu (demonstrated by the Soke and his son).
Hokushin Itto Ryu Kenjutsu
Kuroda Han Hojutsu Yo Ryu Dakae Ozutsu ("Hand-held Cannon")