NAKAMURA RYU BATTO-DO
... gendai sword attack style.
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The wind of change.
No Japanese sword arts taught today would be able to lay claim to teach an "original" sword style as intended by its founders, for the simple reason, that warfare, weaponry, battle-techniques and strategies, as well as close quarter-fighting, would have undergone a constant metamorphysis. In our modern age the sword has become more a tool for spiritual development and character-building, and in the process, has lost some of its practical applications and effectiveness; especially when used for showmanship only.
NakamuraRyu Battodo in the 21
Today there are a number of Federations and Associations dedicated in disseminating
Nakamura Ryu Battodo
world-wide, basing their teachings and techniques on their present head-masters who, in turn, would have received their instructions in direct line from Nakamura sensei. And, as teaching methods may differ from individual to individual it is somewhat unavoidable that dissimilarities in technique and execution can be detected between the different groups.
The Nakamura Ryu Battodo Happo giri To-ho system
1) Happo no gamae 1-8 8 basic postures or sword-stances.
6) Nakamura ryu battodo kata 1-8 8 advanced Nakamura ryu battodo sword forms.
8) Nakamura ryu tameshigiri kata 1-6 6 pre-arranged Nakamura ryu battodo target-cutting (tameshigiri) forms.
Hans Fricke, Kyoshi