Toyama Ryū Teaching Content and

Japanese Traditional Martial Arts Teaching Content

 

 

Shokyū

 

1. How to wear a kimono, how to tie a belt, how to put on a hakama

 

2. How to wear a katana, katana positioning, how to cut from the draw, how to draw a katana

 

3. How to shuffle, how to walk, how to turn on an angle

 

4. How to shake a katana, resheathing method (nōtō)

 

 

 

Chūkyū

 

1. Morinaga Ha method of chiburi, furikaburi, katana no furioroshi, and nōtō

 

2. Morinaga Ha Basic Iai, Ipponme–Ropponme (memorize the order of the techniques)

 

 

 

Jōkyū

 

1. Foot position when in right kesa

 

2. Furikaburi position

 

3. Katana position after a killing blow

 

4. Breathing method

 

5. Hiza nuki, iai goshi

 

6. Metsuke

 

 

 

Shoden

 

1. Morinaga Ha Main Iai, Ipponme–Happonme (memorize the order of the techniques)

 

2. Sayabiki method

 

3. From Enzan no Metsuke to retreat

 

 

 

Chūden

 

1. Morinaga Ha Kodachi, Ipponme–Ropponme (role of uchidachi and shidachi)

 

2. Basic Iai kumidachi

 

 

 

Okuden

 

1. Yamaguchi Ha Basic Iai, Ipponme–Happonme

 

2. Yamaguchi Ha Oku Iai, Ipponme–Jupponme

 

 

 

Gaiden 1

 

1. Hontai Yōshin Ryū Iai (omote, ura, oku, tachi iai)

 

2. Hontai Yōshin Ryū Iai (omote, ura, oku, tate hiza, zai)

 

 

 

Gaiden 2

 

1. Mugai Ryu Iai (tachi iai)

 

2. Mugai Ryu Iai (zai)

 

 

 

Gaiden 3

 

1. Yagyū Shinkage Ryū Iai (Ipponme–Jūgohonme)

 

2. Keishi Ryū iai (Ipponme–Gohonme)

 

3. Hontai Yōshin Ryū taijutsu, kodachi, hanbō

 

4. Uchida Ryū Tanjōjutsu (Stick fighting techniques, Ipponme–Gohonme)

 

 

 

Gaiden 4

 

1. Toyama Ryū Shimojō Ha Basic Iai

 

2. Toyama Ryū Shimojō Ha Kodachi (Ipponme–Gohonme)