Jason Hulott is going to come and teach WW2 Japanese Swordmanship as taught to the Japanese Imperial Navy on Saturday the 18th of February running from 10:00 - 17:00‼️
Jason is an excellent instructor he last came to teach Eishin Ryu Battoho and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu at the Triple Threat seminar and had us all suffering sitting in a raised Seiza No Kamae 😂
This will be a great opportunity to learn about the use of the Guntō (軍刀, military sword) which was produced for the Imperial Japanese army and navy after the introduction of conscription in 1872.
During the Meiji period, the samurai class was gradually disbanded, and the Haitōrei Edict in 1876 forbade the carrying of swords in public except for certain individuals such as former samurai lords (daimyōs), the military and police. Skilled swordsmiths had trouble making a living during this period as Japan modernized its military and many swordsmiths started making other items such as cutlery. Military action by Japan in China and Russia during the Meiji Period helped revive the manufacture of swords and in the Shōwa period (1926–1989) before and during World War II swords were once again produced on a large scale.
The agenda for the seminar is as follows:
10.00 - 10.30 - Mokuso and Kamae
10.30 - 11.30 Happo Giri
11.30 - 13.00 Eishin Ryu Battoho Shoden 1-4
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Eishin Ryu Battoho Shoden 5-7
15.30-17.00 Eishin Ryu Battoho Okuden 1-4
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an amazing instructor who focuses purely on the traditional use of the Japanese sword and western swordsmanship! ⚔️