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Iwatate Saburo Kendo Lecture. Secrets of Shofukan 1: Reiho


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Reiho (Etiquette) In kendo there is reiho when struck, and reiho when striking Profile Iwatate Saburo 8th dan Hanshi Born in 1939 in Chiba Prefecture. After graduating from Chiba Prefecture Narita High School, he got a job at Chiba Prefecture Police. After retiring from the Tokuren, he served as a Kanto District Police School Instructor, and Chiba Prefectural Police Kendo Head Teacher. Starting in 1978 Iwatate began teaching at the kendojo Shofukan and a number of swordsmen from Japan as well as overseas have gathered to ask for the guidance of Iwatate Saburo. Currently, he is the director of Shofukan Dojo, Shobi Gakuen University Kendo Head Teacher, the All-Japan Kendo Federation Councilor, All Japan Kendo Federation Vice-President, and the All Japan Senior-Kenyukai Chairman. Teachings of his old teacher, 8th dan Hanshi Takiguchi Masayoshi ”In kendo, you shouldn’t flaunt your strikes more than necessary” As you know, in kendo we say that it “starts with rei (etiquette) and ends with rei” and I also go into training and shiai while valuing this. My old teacher Takiguchi Masayoshi taught me about reigi once. It was about 20 years ago at the Kyoto Taikai. The Kyoto Taikai is also known as th Budo…

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