Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû iaijutsu Komei Jyuku es un koryû (escuela antigua) fundada entre la Era Eiroku (1558-1570), la Era Genki (1570-1573) y la Era Tenshô (1573-1592) por Hayashizaki Jinsuke no Shigenobu. Según la mayoría de los especialistas y estudiosos de la historia japonesa, fue la primera escuela en especializarse en el arte del iaijutsu (arte del desenvaine del sable japonés) , articulándolo y ordenándolo. Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû procede del feudo de Tosa, de la familia Yamauchi en la línea de Tôkyô y está reconocida por la Nihon Kobudô Kyôkai bajo el liderazgo del 21º sucesor legítimo de la escuela Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei sensei. Las clases en los dôjô están dirigidas por el representante para España de esta escuela, Sekiguchi Kenryû, quien ha sido autorizado a enseñar y transmitir estas enseñanzas samurai del feudo de Tosa.

Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu está liderada por Shimizu Nobuko sensei. Centrándose en el manejo de la naginata (alabarda japonesa) y el tantô (puñal) de Jikishinkage Ryû bajo los conocimientos adquiridos de la 17º sôke Toya Akiko sensei, que le concedió 8º Dan Hanshi a Shimizu sensei. También se estudian formas de etiqueta y protocolo derivadas de Ogasawara Ryû reihô y transmitidas por el 32º sôke Ogasawara Tadamune sensei, que le concedió a Shimizu sensei el Menkyô Kaiden así como el nombre de Ryôen. Las clases en los dôjô están dirigidas por el representante para España de esta escuela, Ryôen Ryûko, quien ha sido autorizado a enseñar y transmitir estas enseñanzas.

lunes, 20 de mayo de 2013



From Left to Rigth: Minori Makita Sempai, Ricardo Meliá, Shimizu Nobuko Sensei, 21º Sekiguchi Komei Sensei, Marcos Sala Spain Hombuchô and Jorge García. 

Sekai Taikai seminar is not a normal seminar, it is a unique opportunity to share experiences and train our disciplines with practitioners from all countries of the world, something which must be added the fact training with senior representatives of each style: 21º MJER Iaijutsu Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei sensei and Shimizu Nobuko sensei of  RER Naginatajutsu . With this idea, we have the luck that this seminar will be held in Europe (so that our pocket allows), we went to meet everyone in the small town of Bartholomä.

Stuttgart Royal Palace

The trip to the training it was very interesting, we must make several changes of trains, in different cities,  and because of this I realized the sightseen of the beautiful Stuttgart, with its epic palace crowned by a lion and a deer faced, which like something out of an epic novel. The last train stops at Möggligen, where I hoped to drive me to Bartholomä, in the depths of the mountains. Thanks to the excellent management of Shibucho Rudi, were able to sleep comfortably in a sports complex for a minimal price.


On day 30 during breakfast, I first met with Sekiguchi and Shimizu senseis. Besides the emotional reunion,  I was rewarded with individual lessons in history and Reiho relaxed chat.
In the afternoon the keiko begans, and following the opening of Sekai Taikai we got down to work with the serious work of 11 kata of Seiza no Bu in iaijutsu and in naginatajutsu Sempu and Fuji San (Shoden no Bu). Also this day in the evening came Jorge and Mar.

Shimizu Nobuko sensei during kata of RER naginatajutsu Shiho Barai. 

You could say that the experience "Sekai Taikai" begins May 1, while in these seminars the keiko starts at 6 am, or soon at 5:40, so you can imagine the early start. Also the idea of Sekiguchi sensei is start always the day with kata suwari waza (seiza and tate-hiza). In the afternoon we continue the study of two tachi waza kata: Raiden and Hayanami from Bangai Sanbon series, and there was also time for kumitachi: Hasso of Tsume Iai Series.
In RER naginatajutsu the work was around the first kata Minamo, Do Giri (sono ichi, sono ni,  sono san) Shingetsu (sono ichi, sono ni), Musô, Sempu (sono ichi, sono ni,  sono san ) and again Fuji San.

21º Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei Sensei demostrando sune giri utilizado en la kata Haso.

The third day of Sekai Taikai the following kata were worked in the respective styles:
MJER iaijutsu: Sekiguchi sensei was correcting us about the series Seiza no Bu, and  in Oku Iai Iwaza, with Kasumi, Sunegakoi, Tozume  and Itomagoi kata for ending the sesion.
Naginatajutsu RER is worked the same kata than the previous days add Naginata Kojû, and the Reiho of kumitachi and the kotai of shidachi and uchidachi. Today, Ricardo came here also, completing the "Spanish team.

21º Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei Sensei durante kata Itomagoi sono San (Oku Iai).

To take a break in the narrative, I should make mention of the kindness of the organizers and the hotel staff, who entertained us all meals buffet at every meal, to highlight the huge breakfasts with delicious freshly made bretzels.

21º Sekiguchi Komei Sensei during kae waza (jujutsu) of Iwanami.

The fourth day keiko was developed as follows:
MJER iaijutsu:   we wake up at 5:40 am. and beggin with Hayanuki Chudan (Morote and Katate), and then continue with the kata Yukizure, Sô Makuri and  Tsuredachi from Oku Iai Tachi Waza series, ending with Bangai Gohon. This day, we  enjoyed  with a mitori keiko of Sekiguchi Sensei gift with one of the ideas used in Daisho Tsume series.
RER naginatajutsu: after training Shoden no Bu began Shimizu Sensei surprises, and I learned a new kata: Musubi Kiri a really interesting kata.

21º MJER iaijutsu Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei Sensei during Hayanuki Chudan: Iwanami Kata

On the fifth day came when the Enbu. It is tradition in all Sekai Taikai will conduct a Enbu or demonstration by the participating countries. We have a enbu of Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, and of course the hosts, Germany. In our case, Jorge, Ricardo and I decided  for a representative enbu koryu, choosing one kata of each set of MJER iaijutsu.
- Mae: Seiza no Bu.
- Iwanami: Tate Hiza no Bu.
- Tanashita: Oku Iai Iwaza.
- Sô Dome: Oku Iai Tachi Waza.
- Hayanami: Bangai Sanbon.
- Aranami: Bangai Gohon.
- Dokumyoken: Tachi Uchi no Kurai - Nanahon no Kata.
- Yae Gaki: Tsume Iai no Kurai.
While RyoEn Ryu naginatajutsu that did:
- Minamo and Do Giri (Shoden no Bu)
- Fuji San (Shoden Kumitachi).
The enbu concluded it Shimizu sensei, who performed MJER iaijutsu kata and RER naginatajutsu, using both real and naginata, ending with the poem sung Rôei.

Shimizu Nobuko sensei in Enbu de RER naginatajutsu y MJER iaijutsu (Bangai Sanbon, Jinrai)

Apart from this the keiko was very productive in MJER iaijutsu,  we continue where we left off yesterday in Oku Iai Tachi Waza, with kata: Sô Dome, Saotome, Shinobu, Yukichigai and Sode Surigaeshi. there was also time for kumitachi, where we study the difficult and  interesting Tsume Iai kata: Tsubame Gaeshi  and Ganseki Otoshi.
In nagintajutsu RER returned to learn a new kata, this time Zashô, where you take seiza (sazauki) for the first and only time in this series (Shoden no Bu). This will complete the teaching of this first series naginata Shoden no Bu, so we went to finalize the keiko repeating several times each of the 10 kata that make up the series.

21º Sekiguchi Komei Sensei and Shimizu Nobuko Sensei during kata Shinobu (Oku Iai)

Everything comes to an end, and so had the sixth and final day of Sekai Taikai 2013, yet was one of the most productive and intensive Keikos seminar.
On this day in MJER iaijutsu study  was Oku Iai kata again, and Tsume Iai kata: Iwanami / Namigaeshi, Uroko Gata / Uroko Gaeshi, Suigetsu Tô and Kasumiken.
By RER naginatajutsu Shimizu Sensei made a quick run through the kata of the third series Tora no Bu / Tora no Maki, making it clear that it is very advanced kata very difficult and although I wanted to see for being in a Sekai Taikai, left clear that their understanding and study possible only after much perfected the basic kihon and kata of the previous series. Yet we enjoy learning: Hi Omote, Futae no Nagiri, Nihen Gaeshi, Nishiki Goromo and Naginata Hôzuki. The session ended with the last kata that I needed to learn from the second series Ryu no Bu/ Ryu no Maki: Yamato Emaki a really interesting kata created by Shimizu sensei as an autobiography itself, as it contains the principles she has learned in lifetime in koryu through Jikishinkage Ryu naginata, Ogasawara Ryu (kyudo) and yari of Nihon Buyô.

Shimizu Nobuko Sensei during kata Kogarashi (Ryu No Bu)

This last day in delivering assistance diplomas Sekai Taikai Germany 2013, Shimizu sensei had a surprise ... I was appointed with a ceremony that gives me a name: Ryuko, accompanied by the surname which is the name of the school: Ryoen. In this way happened to be one with the school, committing to her as a child with her mother agrees. In the name-giving ceremony Shimizu sensei also gave me a beautiful set of hand made katana bukuro for herself thanks to an old obi when she performed Nihon Buyô. The appointment is not accidental or premeditated, Shimizu sensei explained that I am very close to her and her idea of ​​understanding the naginata. Ryuko The name is composed of the kanji Ryu (dragon) and Ko (Tora-tiger), the dragon is the strength that comes from heaven is the same as the basic kihon Takane naginata, the tiger is the strength that comes from the earth is like Tomoe naginata basic kihon. Both forces, sky-land, Dragon-Tiger, tomoe-takane face and balance. It was once said that when a samurai was balanced in terms of strength and technique, or martial and culture could be called Ryuko. So Shimizu sensei has said that she saw me as a person  who combines the BunBu (Bun: the strategy, culture, literature, Bu: the martial). I´m fully grateful to the teacher and now a mother I have learned so much and I will continue to do so.

Shimizu Nobuko Sensei showing the tantojutsu of kata: Naginata Hôzuki and Kogarashi

The Sekai Taikai was taken for concluded but we still hoped we were going the next day an unofficial keiko with both senseis, in which they reviewed concepts seen along this Sekai Taikai. I can not be more than grateful to Sekiguchi and Shimizu senseis for their hospitality during the workshop. It is extremely rewarding when at the end of a course like this, you back to your house, to your dojo, and looking back you realize that you have corrected essentials, and you've learned new concepts you've never imagined, the water drawn from the well of the wisdom of the sensei, knows better if possible when once drinks, wistfully remember the taste and passionately trying to make your students can enjoy through you that feeling.

21º Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei sensei showing Iwanami/Namigaeshi (Tsume Iai kumitachi)

Now it´s time for training and the next challenge ... The Gasshuku of Spain! From 20 to 27 July we will here for us all to 21 º Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu Sekiguchi Komei sensei and Shimizu Nobuko sensei Ryoen Ryu naginatajutsu, we have to be together and demonstrate the level of Komei Jyuku and Ryoen Spain, that Germany has set the bar very high, thanks to Rudi, Thomas (Ryoen Terumichi) and everyone else. Again Minori also like to thank you (my sempai)  all the advices and proximity both Keiko and outside it.

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