KOMEI JUKU. MUSO JIKIDEN EISHIN-RYU IAIJUTSUMuso Jikiden Eishin-ryu (無雙直傳英信流居合術) translates to “peerless, direct transmission, true-faith style”. It is the second oldest martial art from Japan with an unbroken history of 450 years and founded in 1590. We train under the direction of Sekguchi Komei Soke the 21st Generation Head Master of the style
Katana: long sword
Wakazashi: short sword
Naginata: short sword on a pole
Bo: a six foot tall staff.
Sai: a three pronged club.
Tonfa: side handled clubs.
Nunchaku: two sticks joined by cord or chain.
Nunti bo - spear.
Sansetukun: three section staff.
Eku: boat oar.
Jo: four foot staff.
Tekko: knuckle dusters.
Nitan bo: two short sticks.
The practice of the ancient warrior way, referring to the use of weapons in the Okinawan martial tradition. While it is a popular belief that Kobudo weapons were developed by the peasant class adapting their farm tools into implements of self-defense, many of today's top historians and scholars have found evidence that many of the Kobudo weapons have been used in China and other parts of Asia as part of their military and police agencies before arriving in Okinawa. It is more likely that the Okinawan Pechin warrior cast developed these farm tools into weapons due to the prohibition of weapons imposed by China and Japan during their occupation of the Okinawan islands. The Pechin warrior class had the background and time to develop methods in which to use these everyday tools as effective and deadly weapons. As evidence, many of the kata still practiced today carry the name of these Pechin warriors, such as Sakugawa no kun, Matsushiga no tonfa, and Chatanyara no sai.