The Meiji Restoration redefined the class system and brought Japan into the modern era. To most people the Samurai are a footnote in history or larger than life figures on the cinema screen. The Samurai are gone, but their spirit lives on. Men and women from Japan and around the world are dedicated to keeping their legacy alive.
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The name Battodo sword drawing way refers to the understanding that the benefits of training in Toyama Ryu should go far beyond the physical. Aside from the Toyama Ryu and Nakamura Ryu, our system of Battodo also incorporates elements of two other schools of swordsmanship in which Obata Sensei trained. The Kumitachi has been influenced by the Shinkage Ryu Yagyu Ryu , a medieval school of kenjutsu rooted in the Samurai warrior tradition, which he studied under the twenty first generation Yagyu Headmaster, Nobuharu Soke.
Also over the years Nakamura Sensei made many changes to the system, while teaching thousands of students. Sword Care 59 8.
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