Taisha ryū タイ捨流

Taisha ryū タイ捨流 was founded by Marume Kurando Nagayoshi in the early 17th century, and specializes in kenjutsu (swordsmanship).

The school has been made famous for being used to guard the Shogun in his castle in Edo.


Currently Taisha ryū is located in Kumumoto, Japan and is led by Yamakita Taketada (13th generation headmaster and successor to the school)

The ura-curriculum of this school contains a remarkable set of techniques where the swordsman operate as a group.

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