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Published on Jun 27, 2007
Hiroi Tsunenji (left) and Yoneno Kotaro (right with sword) of Shinto Muso-ryu demonstrating the sub-art Ikkaku-ryu juttejutsu. Uken kata of the Omote-series.
Shinto Muso-ryu was founded roughly 400 years ago by Muso Gonnosuke. History states that Gonnosuke was defeated in a duel with Miyamoto Musashi. After his defeat he had an insight and created techniques for use with the quarterstaff (128 cm. staff called Jo). Legend states he returned and defeated Musashi in a rematch.
Besides the main Jodo-techniques there are also five "sub-arts" within the Shinto Muso-ryu system. Ikkaku-ryu, Ittatsu-ryu, Shinto-ryu, Isshin-ryu (kusarigama) and Uchida-ryu.
This clip is from the "Nihon Kobudo" series, "Isshin Ryu Kusarigamajutsu & Jutte" episode. It is available for purchase from various online retailers. (google it)