Chris de Feijter, Branch Chief, Shihan-Dai.
Meifu Shinkage-ryū (MSR) is a modern Japanese Martial Art. The techniques taught are part of an almost forgotten skill-set, going back to some of the warrior arts of the samurai and ninja of ancient Japan. If you always wanted to learn how to throw the Japanese throwing nail, you have come to the right address.
In late summer of 2014, I thought of the idea of establishing a Meifu Shinkage Ryu group in Saskatchewan Canada. After about 5 months of hard learning, I invited Otsuka-Sensei to teach the first Meifu Shinkage Ryu Seminar in Canada in March 2015. During the following years, seminars occurred in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The most current seminar was in Saskatchewan, in winter of 2023.
Join our groups of dedicated enthusiasts and become part of the Meifu Shinkage Ryu family in Canada. Our members are in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and even Buffalo New York (USA). We would love to work with you!
BO-SHURIKEN (棒手裏剣) Bo-shuriken as used in Meifu Shinkage Ryu are designed based off the Katori Shinto Ryu Bo-shuriken (sometimes also …Read more
FUNDO KUSARI (分銅鎖) The Fundo Kusari is typically known in other schools of martial art as the Manrikigusari (power of 10.000). Someya-Sensei, …Read more
SHOKEN (掌剣) Various hand held blades are also studied, normally starting at 3rd kyu level. Shoken come in various forms, however the main …Read more
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Located in beautiful Northern Saskatchewan, the Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada Branch™ coordinates licensed and high quality Meifu Shinkage Ryu learning opportunities in dojo and study groups in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta. Other MSR Canada members are located in Buffalo, New York (USA), Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.
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The instructor was very descriptive with the lesson. We really appreciated the different viewing angles during the instruction. Information was clearly explained and demonstrated. I will be working on memorisation of reiho, zanshin, and focusing on the "brush" technique and relaxing. The recorded session is definitely a useful tool in progressing in training; allowing us to recall on focuses of that particle lesson. It was quite enjoyable and we are looking forward to continuing our training.
Awesome. The drills provided have already made an improvement in my skills and are helping me break past barriers. I will focus on Shomen uchi shuriken Jutsu at 1.5 Ken with proper hand work. Very helpful session, It will make a huge difference in developing good hand work to improve all shuriken skills
Absolutely fantastic. The way Chris has everything set up makes (online) lessons actually advantageous.The lesson today was a very thorough introduction. I don't think I could ask for anything more from the lesson. I will repeat the throwing form from reiho to zanshin multiple times to make it feel natural. I will also practice throwing from jodan-no-kamae, separately. finally, I will incorporate the actual throwing into the form. (The combination of the two will come when I feel that both have become fluid movements on their own).
Besides traditional training, I didn't even know online lessons could be this effective until today. With the ability to download the recorded lesson for future review, I wouldn't be surprised if I come to prefer an online format over in-person training.
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The MSR Canada Branch chief travels to Japan at least once per calendar year to continue his own studies in Meifu Shinkage Ryu as well as other Japanese martial arts. The time spent with Otsuka-sensei (Grand Master in Japan) as well as many of the senior MSR students not only provides valuable learning experiences, it also creates a strong relationship that our students in Canada directly benefit from.