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Katori Shinto Ryu Archives
Archive footage from the oldest classical ryu in Japan: the Katori Shinto Ryu.
This is unique black and white archive footage filmed in Japan in the 1960s.
It shows a very wide range of skills from the oldest classical ryu in Japan, dating back to the 15th century.
Among other noted masters, the head teacher Risuke Otake sensei is seen demonstrating techniques.
The amazing repertoire of skills on this video include iaijutsu; kenjutsu; bojutsu; naginatajutsu; and even some shuriken.
To appreciate the fast and intricate moves, the techniques are shown in both fast and slow motion.
The Katori Shinto Ryu are one of the last remaining styles that still have a blood oath of secrecy, signed by all who are accepted as students.
The style is a cultural treasure in Japan and portrays the true expertise of the classical samurai.
This footage was shot just before the end of an era and is a real collectors item for the discerning enthusiast.
The archive material has been converted from 8 mm film.
Videos are VHS and are available in PAL format only.
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