Itto-Ryu – Japanese Martial Arts Style
Itto-Ryu sub-styles include Enshin Itto-Ryu, Hokushin Itto-Ryu, Kogen Itto-Ryu, Mizoguchi-Ha Itto-Ryu, Nakanishi-Ha Itto-Ryu, Ono-Ha Itto-Ryu, etc.
According to Monterey Budokan, this martial arts consists of “three basic practical skills: 1) Kata, set of solo pre-arranged movements using a Iaito (practice sword), 2) Kumitachi, practical application against an attacker (a training partner) using a bokken (wooden sword), 3) Tameshi giri, cutting a target using a Shinken (a real sword) to perfect the cutting skills and develop the mental focus”.
Video Demonstration of Ona-Ha Itto-Ryu
- Monterey Budokan, Enshin Itto-ryu Battojutsu, http://montereybudokan.com/martial-arts-training/enshin-itto-ryu-battojutsu/, Added – 10/05/14