AUSTRALIAN / OCEANIC HONBU 梟 FUKUROU DOJO
Sekiguchiryu can be traced to Jushin Sekiguchi 1560's
What is a legitimate Koryu Bujutsu
Samurai Schools priorities are as follows
Origin Battlefields of Feudal Japan
Developed by Warriors for Warriors
Pre-Meiji Restoration 1868-Historical Past
Lineage system is taught directly from Teacher to Student
Traditional training methods combat focused
Do not play for competitions or titles/trophies etc
Few Members and Secretive
Recognised as a Koryu system by other Koryu Bujutsu traditions
Our Mission is to educate the public about the true spirit of Bushido
Our intention is to preserve Samurai culture of Japan for future generations.
As taught by the 17th Generation Sekiguchiryu Swordmaster Shihan Yamada.
This sword School Sekiguchiryu - served for centuries and was held in the highest esteem
among noble families such as the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto, and even the Tokugawa Shogunate
until its abolishment, which lead Japan into the "Meiji Restoration 1868".
However new Law-reforms, introduced by the "Meiji-Restoration" Government
would make a Samurai, an Outlaw to openly carry two swords in public.
Hence the demise of these proud warriors their customs and traditions.
Today within the Koryu Bujutsu communities that continue to practice
ancient military arts, Sekiguchiryu is legendary in its reputation.
We continue to Honour the old ways
Embu = Public demonstrations.
Kata = Traditional combative drills.
Bunkai = Technical Knowledge of combative methods.
Gekkiken = Free-fight / Application of technique in a pressure contest.
Tameshigiri = Cutting of tatami targets with live blade swords.
Heiho = Ancient Scrolls study of Warfare tactics and battlefield strategies.
Reiho = Traditional warrior etiquette, customs and traditions.
Keiko = Regular revision of skill sets, on-going training.
Samurai training is offered to those willing to commit themselves to learn this unique
tradition of Swordsmanship that cultivate one's mind, body and spirit.