Jigen Ryu Bokken White Oak
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Our Jigen Ryu Bokken is made to the exact specification of the style and available in Japanese white oak or red oak.
What is Jigen Ryu?
was created by
Tougo Tobei Shigetaka
, who was originally a
Swordsman belonged to
After learning and succeeding the style called
Tenshin-sho Jigen Ryu
from a monk called
Jigensai Itto Jiichibo
, in Kyoto. He combined the best of both schools to create Jigen Ryu. The style is characterized and easily distinguished from other kenjutsu styles by famous stance known as Tonbo-no Kamae or "dragonfly ". Lightning fast and powerful Kesa-giri (diagonal cut) delivered from
was very much feared during the end of Edo period. Blocking was considered useless when attacked by Jigen Ryu swordsman and there are records of dead bodies with the tsuba (guard) or the blade of the sword driven into their own head !!
who headed the group of expert swordsmen called
, himself being a
Tennen Rishin Ryu
headmaster, is said to have strictly ordered the members to avoid Jigen Ryu first strike at all cost.
The style is also known for its rigorous training method, known as
which means "standing tree strike" literally. Jigen Ryu practitioners were said to strike the tachigi for well over thousand times every single day, to perfect first strike so he never needs a second.
The style soon became an official style(
and teaching the style to those who do not belong to the clan was strictly prohibited. The style has been passed through
family for well over 400 years by now, and is currently headed by
. Jigen Ryu based style called
Yakumaru Jigen Ryu
Nodachi Jigen Ryu
also exists and is being practiced today.
Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
Made in Japan
Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40")
Weight: Approx. 700 grams
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