Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Katana - Shohatto Technique from Enbukan Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu

Katana Samurai Sword - Shohatto form from Enbukan "Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu" (A Bujinkan Ninjutsu Black Belt Demonstration from Ninja Learning Network.) This is the basic form of Shohatto, Standing, in four directions. This Katana video demonstratino uses the Katana sword and the form is from Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu, the Enbukan martial art of the Machida family in Japan.

This Katana Shohatto lesson

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Katana form of Shohatto is a basic samarai sword school form, demonstrated here in 4 directions while standing. The four sections of the form are 1) nuki uchi, draw 2) kiri oroshi, cut 3) chiburi, flick/clean 4) noto, stow

About Enbukan: 

Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu is the art of draws and cuts with the Samurai Sword of Japan. It is a traditional martial art taught by Soke Machida Kenshinsai of Nodashi Japan. Machida Soke, born 1932, learnd the art since he was 3 years old from his father and grandfather. Machida Soke teaches that practicing martial arts is not sport. The aim of the martial art is to acheive proficiency in techniques that can immediately annihilate your enemy attacker. Enbukan teaches fearlessness.

About Samurai Sword schools and formal training:

There are different styles of this form in various schools including seated stances, other terms and so on. Much intricate detail about perfection of movement within this form has been omitted in this basic video, it is a beginner's example of the moves. Centuries of samurai tradition about katana and blade-based study are not discussed here. Many sword-based schools of study have different techniques and terminology. Students with questions about these specific techniques should research the Machida family and Enbukan information about Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu. This is not Bujinkan specific teaching, but many Bujinkan and Ninjutsu masters infuse this learning into their daily training and survival skill training.

About swords and other bladed weapons in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu:

Read the above information about formal techniques. Then consult Hatsumi Soke's teachings in his Japanese language videos and books. Some katana schools or iaido study are highly technical and precision-based. However, that is not the case in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, generally speaking. Nearly all objects, including traditional blade weapons, are just tools for killing an enemy in whatever manner is effective. PERIOD. The original  samurai passed down strict guidelines for using many types of weapons - and those arts are useful for modern training and intellectual pursuit. But in the Bujinkan you would use any object in whatever method works for survival against attacks. All weapons videos presented by Ninja Learning Network, including the Katana Samurai sword forms, should be viewed with the survivalist point of view in the Bujinkan.

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