Yagyu Shinkage-ryu hyoho

Systems: kenjutsu (odachi, kodachi, nitto)
Date founded: late Muromachi period, ca. 1568
Founded by: Kamiizumi Ise-no-Kami Nobutsuna, 1508-1578; the Yagyu line was founded by Yagyu Sekishusai Munetoshi, 1527-1606
Present representative/headmaster: 22nd soke Yagyu Koichi
Primarily located in: Aichi


Books and DVDs
Photos and videos

Books and DVDs

Link Type Autumn Lightning
Dave Lowry's account of his apprenticeship with a Shinkage-ryu sword master in Missouri.
Link Type Persimmon Wind
by Dave Lowry
Link Type The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun
By Yagyu Munenori; the definitive translation.
Link Type The Sword and the Mind
The Heiho Kadensho translated by Hiroaki Sato.
Link Type The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master
By Takuan Soho; written to Yagyu Munenori. This is the definitive translation.
Link Type Field Guide to the Classical Martial Arts
in Koryu Bujutsu.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu DVD
Nihon Kobudo series DVD at Budovideos.com.


Link Type Edo Yagyu Shin Kage Ryu
Yamato Yagyu-kai dojo, led by Paul Manogue, in Philadelphia, PA.
Link Type Training at the Martial Arts & Fitness Center - Malvern, PA
Taught by Kelly Knight under the supervision of Paul Manogue of the Yamato Yagyukai.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu Hyouho
Otsubo line of Owari Yagyu Shinkage-ryu; as taught by Muto Musao's successor, Kajitsuka Yasushi.


Link Type A note on Yagyu Jubei
E-budo request answered by Meik Skoss.
Link Type Munenori Yagyu: The Story of a Swordman
By Dave Lowry.
Link Type Nihon Kobudo Kyokai 30th Anniversary: Part 1 by Guy Buyens
Notes on the ryu that participated in the Kobudo Kyokai's 30th Anniversary demonstration, 2009.
Link Type Persimmon Wind: Chapter 9, Obligations
By Dave Lowry.
Link Type Visit to Yagyu Village
By Dave Lowry.
Link Type Yagyu Koshirae Iaito
From Samurai Store.
Link Type Yagyu Seigo-ryu
Battojutsu as practiced by members of the Yagyu Shinkage-ryu.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Bokken
From the Bokkenshop.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-ryu bokken
From Tozando.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-ryu training equipment.
From Budoguten/Futago Trader.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-ryu training in Japan
Gwynne Decker's account of training under Yagyu Sensei in Nagoya.
Link Type Yagyu Tajima No Kami Munenori
A Kenyon College student essay.


Link Type Shinkageryu Hyoho
Official home page of the U.S. Marobashikai, under the direction of Watanabe Tadashige.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-ryu
The official site of the Yagyukai, under the direction of 22nd headmaster Yagyu Koichi.
Link Type Yamato Yagyu-Kai
Edo Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Hyoho in Osaka, Philadelphia, PA, and Tampa Bay, FL.

Photos and videos

Link Type Enpi no tachi
Hozoin-ryu 400th Anniversary Embu Taikai.
Link Type Grave of Yagyu Munenori
A Visit to Yagyu Village.
Link Type Hirano Noriakai (left) and Nishizawa (Tamura) Koji performing kenjutsu ( enpi no tachi)
Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai Hono Embu, Meiji Shrine, 11/3/96.
Link Type Itto Seki--the one stroke rock
A Visit to Yagyu Village.
Link Type The Path to the Yagyu Cementary
Photograph of The Path to the Yagyu Cemetery, July 1997.
Link Type Valley at Yagyu-zato
A Visit to Yagyu Village.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heiho Atsuta Jingu 2006
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heiho (Yagyu Kai) demonstrating at Atsuta Jingu's 45th annual embutaikai.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage ryu heiho Kenjutsu II
The Kenjutsu of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heiho demonstrated at Atsuta Jingu, May 22nd, 2005, continued.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heiho Kenjutsu III
The Kenjutsu of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heiho demonstrated at Atsuta Jingu, May 22nd, 2005.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage ryu Heiho Kenjutsu IV
The Kenjutsu of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heiho demonstrated at Atsuta Jingu, May 22nd, 2005.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-ryu heiho kenjutsu I
Sangakuen no tachi demonstrated at Atsuta Jingu, May 22nd, 2005.
Link Type Yagyu Shinkage-ryu QuickTime Movie
Requires QuickTime plug-in.

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