Learn about Itto-Ryu - Japanese Martial Arts Style

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Learn about Itto-Ryu - Japanese Martial Arts Style

Itto-Ryu is a Japanese martial arts focused on the sword. There are many sub-styles of Itto-Ryu and this martial arts had significant influence on the development of modern Kendo.

Itto-Ryu sub-styles include Enshin Itto-Ryu, Hokushin Itto-Ryu, Kogen Itto-Ryu, Mizoguchi-Ha Itto-Ryu, Nakanishi-Ha Itto-Ryu, Ono-Ha Itto-Ryu, etc.

According to Monterey Budokan, this martial arts consists of "three basic practical skills: 1) Kata, set of solo pre-arranged movements using a Iaito (practice sword), 2) Kumitachi, practical application against an attacker (a training partner) using a bokken (wooden sword), 3) Tameshi giri, cutting a target using a Shinken (a real sword) to perfect the cutting skills and develop the mental focus".

Other Japanese martial arts that focus on training with a sword include Kendo, Iaido, Kenjutsu, etc.

Video Demonstration of Ona-Ha Itto-Ryu


  1. Monterey Budokan, Enshin Itto-ryu Battojutsu, http://montereybudokan.com/martial-arts-training/enshin-itto-ryu-battojutsu/, Added - 10/05/14

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