Today’s training…

Hyoho Taisha-ryu Australia keikokai (study group) is still just the two of us – Go-san and I which is why the posting on this blog is infrequent – nothing much to tell. However, I’m going to the Yatsushiro dojo in Japan this week for ten days Intensive Training and will be going to the Saga dojo for practice and also to couple of enbu (demonstrations) at Hitoyoshi and Nishiki-machi festivals. For R&R I’m going to climb Mt. Takachio in Kirishima. I will try to post often while I’m there to explain more about the current state of the Taisha-ryu and also lots of photos of training and around some of the most beautiful parts of Kyushu.

A few shots of todays training below.


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Taisha-ryu Kenjutsu Sydney – 25/01/2015

Today in the dojo.

Notice how Go-san is able to stay in a low kamae pretty much throughout this series of photos of part of a kata while I’m not. I’m going to Yastushiro in March. Have to be much better by then.

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Taisha-ryu Kenjutsu in Sydney – 07/12/2014

Today in the garden.

Still a long way to go…

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Summoned to the castle

A friend of ours named John who lives in a 100 year old mock castle built by his grandfather on one of Sydney’s Northern Beaches invited Tsunoda-san, Shinko and I to come up and see some of his collection of Japanese swords. Tsunoda-san was very impressed with the castle – but didn’t have much to say about the swords. Anyway, it was interesting way for him to spend the last day of his trip to Sydney.

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Today’s training with Tsunoda-san

Today, Go-san and I were again fortunate to have Tsunoda-san who is visiting from Japan help us with Taisha-ryu kumidachi.





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Kenjutsu in the garden

Today in the dojo. Tsunoda-san from the Taisha-ryu Dojo Ryu-Sen-Kan in Yatsushiro is staying with me for a few days and took the time to help me with my still poor technique.



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Today in the dojo

Today in the dojo – off balance, bad timing, and still not capable of moving in the correct (low) kamae .

Go-san and I have trained together for thirteen years in Eishin-ryu, Nakamura/Toyama-ryu and Mushintodo.

In March/April 2014 we joined the Taisha-ryu and are thus in a way starting all over again.

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Today at the dojo

Just the two of us again.

Trained from 9:30-1:00 as we do every Sunday.

Took a few photos before we began training.