Shintō Musō-ryū

By Yossi Sheriff

Shintō Musō-ryū, 神道夢想流, is a Japanese Koryu centred in the practice of the middle length stick, the Jo. The art emphasises techniques of the Jo against a sword attack. Other weapons and empty hand techniques were integrated into the system by its founder and following teachers.

The school was founded by Musō Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi 夢想 權之助 勝, at the beginning of the 17th century. The founder allegedly survived a duel with the famous swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, 宮本 武蔵, (1584–1645). The school's origins were augmented by an unbroken lineage of teachers. At the 20th century the 25th headmaster, Takaji Shimizu, (1896–1978), spread the art outside Japan.

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