Iaido Embu with Sekiguchi Komei Sensei and Austin Komei Jyuku

As part of the 2016 cultural series in May 2016, JASGA will present Iaido (居合道), Japanese Martial Arts by Sekiguchi Komei headmaster and Austin Komei Juku on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:300m,  

Sekiguchi sensei is visiting Texas for two weeks in May. It is a rare opportunity to train with Sekiguchi sensei, the 21st Soke of Yamauchi-ha Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu.

About Embu
The Austin Komei Jyuku will be performing an embu with Sekiguchi sensei, the 21st Headmaster of  Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu.  It will include students from all skill levels who are participating in the 2016 training seminar in Austin.  The iaijutsu performed will include shoden, chuden, and okuden level waza, as well as kumitachi.  Ryouen-ryu Naginatajutsu will also be performed.
Ryuha (school) History
Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu translates to peerless, direct transmission, true-faith style”. It was founded by Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu in 1590 and it is said he confined himself for approximately a hundred days in the Hayashizaki Myojin Shrine, where he received divine inspiration for a new body of sword techniques using the long sword.  Since then, multiple lines have evolved. The 7th generation headmaster, Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin was praised by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as “a swordsman without equal” when he saw a demonstration of his iaijutsu.  The 9th generation headmaster, Hayashi Rokudayu Morimasa, served the Tosa domain and established Eishin-ryu there.  The 17th generation headmaster, Oe Masamichi, formalized many of the waza in Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu and disseminate the techniques widely.  Yamauchi Toyotake, the 18th generation headmaster is the grandson of Yamauchi Yodo, the daimyo of Tosa. The 20th generation, Onoe Masamitsu, inherited it and passed it to the current 21st generation, Sekiguchi Komei. 
Sekiguchi Headmaster Sensei 
The current (21st) headmaster is Sekiguchi Komei sensei. He created the Komei Jyuku, an international body of students, and spreads iaijutsu with the isshin / one heart (一心) philosophy. The school’s aim is that the virtues and wisdom of budo are shared and transmitted physically as well as mentally; through verbal expression from our hearts; and are to be studied and preserved for future generations to come.  Sekiguchi sensei’s school policy is to handle a long sword like a short one and a heavy sword like a light one. Traveling the world, Sekiguchi sensei comes to Texas nearly every year and holds seminars at Bushi sensei's dojo in Lubbock and Brandon sensei's dojo in Austin.
Brandon Sensei
Brandon Burkett trained under Walt Bushey sensei (Sekiguchi Bushi), Shibucho of Texas for Yamauchi-ha Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu.  In 2008, he moved to Austin and received permission to start his own school from Sekiguchi sensei and Bushi sensei.  The Austin Komei Jyuku dojo is located in Cedar Park, TX where Iaijutsu and Naginatajutsu is taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The event is open to the public and free.
Refreshment will be served after the Embu.


May 31st, 2016 7:30 PM
7756 Northcross Dr #111
Austin Aikikai Dojo
Austin, TX 78757
United States

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