Category Archive: Project Toyama Ryu

Feb 10

Videos of Nakamura Taizaburo, Obata Toshishiro, and Mike Esmailzadeh

Nakamura Taizaburo Obata Toshishiro Mike Esmailzadeh

Feb 10

Extra Photos

Tim Smith, Nathaniel Nelson   Taken on a Samsung Galaxy S3.

Feb 10

Sites for information on Toyama Ryu

Oakland Dojo Suigetsukan http://suigetsukan.org/battodo Southern California Dojo http://www.shinkendo.com/index.html Terms and descriptions of Toyama Ryu http://www.toyamaryu.org/ History of Toyama Ryu http://www.toyama-ryu.org/history.html Dojo Locator http://www.shinkendo.com/locator.html

Feb 09

Bokken

A Bokken is a training sword made of wood.  You use a Bokken when training two person attacking and blocking exercises.  

Feb 07

Swords

Here are some pictures of some swords.   Taken on a Canon SX40.

Feb 07

Beginning Students

These are some head shots for the beginner students I plan to use in my project, Francis and Fei. Taken on a Canon SX40.

Feb 07

Iaito Form

Here are some Iaito Forms from Toyama Ryu.  

Feb 07

Tameshigiri

Tameshigiri is the target cutting forms in Tayama Ryu Battodo.  Here is a video to show it in action,  

Feb 07

Shomen

The Shomen is a shine that is in the front of a Dojo.  It symbolizes the linage of that Dojo, and recognizes the sacrifices people have made to that art alive.  Here is a picture of Suigetsukan’s Shomen.   Taken on a Canon SX40.

Jan 27

Forms at Suigetsukan

Here are some videos I took trying to get the best angle at the Dojo (Suigesuikan).  Tim Smith   Taken on a Samsung Galaxy S3.