Back in Sydney.
Posted by David 36号
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.
Posted by David -36号 逞毘道
Here is a short video Yamamoto-sensei made for the benefit of elementary school students living in Nishiki-machi, Hitoyoshi (the birthplace of Taisha-ryu) showing Taisha-ryu kenjutsu in action.
The demonstrations or embu shown were shot at various places including: Kashima Jingu, Yasukuni Jinja and the Nihon Budokan,
June 6, 2014. First practice in Sydney.
Members of the four study groups who travel to the Yastushiro dojo for training are able to take part in the Intensive Training sessions which run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Here are a few shots from my first day – I was terrible. Taisha-ryu being a koryu style that was created during the Sengoku Jidai for use on 16th century battlefields is very different to anything I’d studied before in my twelve years of iaido and kenjutsu – believe me, it’s harder than it looks in these pictures.