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Yagyu Ryu (Owari branch) Bokken White Oak

Yagyu Ryu (Owari branch) Bokken White Oak

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Product Code: 012-247

The Yagyu Shinkage Ryu (Owari branch) is slimmer and lighter than our standard bokken, representing the philosophy of the style which is to rely on finesse, rather than brute force. Available in either Japanese white oak or red oak, urethane coated. Variety of wood selection and finish available upon request.

What is Yagyu Shinkage Ryu?

Yagyu Shinkage Ryu
is a definitely one of the most well known and influential Kenjutsu styles.
The founder Yagyu Muneyoshi was a well respected swordsman in Yagyu, now a part of Nara prefecture, western Japan. His life took a new turn when he met and challenged legendary Kamiizumi Isenokami Nobutsuna, the founder of Shinkage Ryu.
Unable to even touch Nobutsuna, Muneyoshi decided to become his apprentice and soon became one of the top students. One of the "assignments" given to Muneyoshi was to perfect the technique of "Muto-dori" or sword take away techniques. After years of rigorous and dedicated training Munenori perfected the techniques and was chosen by Nobutsuna as a recipient of Shinkage Ryu.
Muto-dori is considered to be an ultimate expression of Japanese Martial Arts ideal " Katsujin-ken"or "life-saving sword" as it only neutralizes the attacker by taking his weapon away, but not take his life. After the death of Muneyoshi, the style was split in two with Yagyu Hyogonosuke, whom Muneyoshi is said to have preferred due to Munenori using the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu for his own purposes and to climb the hierarchy of the Tokugawa Shogunate, heading the Main Owari line of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu style, while Munenori took over the Edo line. While The Edo line is no longer headed by a descendant of the Yagyu family, the Owari mainline is currently headed by the 22nd headmaster, Yagyu Toshinobu and it is one of the most widely practiced Kobudo/Koryu Bujutsu in Japan and abroad.
  • Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40")
  • Blade: 75.5cm
  • Handle: 26cm
  • Handle Thickness: 30 x 22mm
  • Weight: Approx. 400 grams

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White Oak Bokken March 25, 2019
Reviewer: James Carter from Kaneohe, Hawaii United States  
It is my favorite Bokken. Light weight, well made, beautiful and elegant. I will order a second one to keep in my other car. The Laser engraving makes extra nice too.

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March 12, 2019
Reviewer: roldan roberto Flores Becerra from lima, lima Peru  

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Verstaile bokken that gives no worries December 24, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Singapore  
ordered the bokken on Tuesday & it came straight to the door on Sunday. Delivery courier said it was virtually weightless! Very lightweight & agile, perfect for kata work without having to worry about being worn down by weight. Highly recommended! Much thanks to Tozando for the excellent service! :)

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December 5, 2018
Reviewer: Kristian Pavic from Osijek, Osijek Croatia  

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Great Bokuto! September 8, 2018
Reviewer: Jean-Michel Sauriol from MONTREAL, Quebec Canada  
I ordered the bokken on Monday and received it on Friday.
The quality and the weight are both great.
Great product, and I will buy again from this website!

For Iaijutsu/Battojutsu practitioner:
The weight is perfect for drawing (if you compare to aluminium and standard red oak bokkens) and it will fit a standard plastic saya. The only downside is to find a tsuba that will fit it. Still a big 5 stars product in my honest opinion.

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