Keishi Ryu Iai
There are videos on this channel for the first four of the five kata and also for the closing rei.
The kata are:
- Mae Goshi, Asayama Ichiden Ryu
- Muso Gaeshi, Shindo Munen Ryu
- Migi no Teki, Kyoshin Meichi Ryu
- Mawarigake, Tamiya Ryu
- Shiho, Tatsumi Ryu
There's no video for "Shiho" for some reason. So here's the previous Tatsumi Ryu Headmaster demonstrating:
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Shiho 四方 (Four Directions), the Tatsumi Ryu kata that is included in the Keishi Ryu iai curriculum. This video is from the Nippon Budokan's "Nihon Kobudo" film series shot in the 1970s. This is Kato Takashi soke, the 21st and previous headmaster, the current Headmaster's father. Graduate of Kokushikan Univ. Studied under Nakayama Hakudo and Mochida Seiji amongst others. He was graded 5th dan in Kendo and 5th dan in Iaido by the Dai Nippon Butokukai before WWII when these were the highest grades possible. Subsequently awarded Kendo Kyoshi and Iaido Hanshi by the All Japan Kendo Federation in the post-war era.