Training in Canada

Meifu Shinkage-ryū Saskatchewan® and Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada™ are authorized dojos, managed by Taka Budo Dokokai Martial Arts Inc., a not-for-profit corporation studying and promoting Japanese martial arts in Saskatchewan, Toronto and the greater Canada.

Enjoyment and Endurance

Our Training

The training in Meifu Shinkage Ryu (MSR) is primarily focusing on traditional Japanese throwing spikes and blades called Bo Shuriken. This is supplemented with the study of a weighted chain called a Fundo Kusari (we use a safe practice version) and the use of hand held blades called Shoken. In addition, techniques from Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu are used to present to practitioners how shuriken and the katana were used in real combat.

How we train

In-person & Online Training

Regular training sessions occur at least once per week. In addition, due to the large distances in Canada, in-person training opportunities are supplemented by virtual training sessions, using Live Streaming Connections. These virtual training sessions do not replace regular in-person sessions, but may be attended when participants reside too far away to attend every in-person training. Such supplemental training sessions were discussed with Otsuka-Sensei, who recognised the importance of these.

If you have an interest in training Meifu Shinkage Ryu in Canada but are not close to one of the study groups or dojos, please connect to us as private distance training may be one of the options that can be provided.

Training Exercises

Although some of the training in Meifu Shinkage Ryu is done by members individually to progress their skills, pair and partner training is also essential. Several training tools are used (soft shuriken and soft fundo kusari) during partner exercises to practice distancing (maai), intent (kime), as well as accurate execution of each of the skills.

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