Tamiya Shinken Ryu Iaijutsu
Old classical schools (Koryu) of Iaido
This method is taught in a safe and efficient manner when the student achieved 1st Dan of ZNKR Iaido. So the students can start practicing and enjoying the benefits of this unique 400 years old school of martial art.
The history of Tamiya Ryu Iai
First we trace back to Iaido was found 400 years ago by a man named Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu sometime during the middle of the 16th century years of 1542 – 1621.
It is known that he was born in Sagami province, which is todays Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to legend, his father was murdered by his colleague, while Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu was only 6 years old. Swearing revenge, he took to Shrine where he prayed for successful revenge and practiced with trees in the forest. After an extended period of training he was struck with a divine dream wherein he was imparted with the techniques of battojutsu.
The study of Battojutsu intensively during the approximate years of 1596 – 1601, thereafter, devised a series of battojutsu techniques which nowadays we called Iaijutsu.
His style came to be known as Shin Muso Hayashizaki Ryu.
After his death, the tradition of the Shin Muso Hayashizaki Ryu was carried on by Tamiya Heibei Narimasa. His son Tamiya Tsushima no kami Nagakatsu succeed his father and named Tamiya Ryu.
During Tensho Sengoku period, Tamiya Ryu Iaijutsu was a martial art of the Kishuu Clan todays Wakayama Prefecture and served Kishuu Tokugawa ke.
Nowadays, Hayashizaki Iai Shrine is in Yamagata prefecture. Until today, many Koryu schools return yearly to perform in front of the Shrine.
Tamiya Ryu Iai is a Martial Art that builds your personal growth, self-confidence and your body coordination. Its is also an appreciation of Japanese Culture. Tamiya Ryu Iai practices its techniques with a humble and modest heart and continually trains the spirit, keeping in mind the principle of Katsujin-Ken, to spare your opponent life with mercy.
This is a unique opportunity to learn a 400 years old Japanese ancient Swordsmanship and this is as close as you can get to ancient traditional Martial Arts.