Kenjutsu and Iaido at Komyozan Dojo

We are the oldest classical Japanese sword dojo in Boise – teaching  iaido and Itto-ryu kenjutsu.   This is koryu in Boise’s North End,  and our lineage is:

YAMAOKA Tesshu

SATO Chuzou Sensei

SHOJI Hisaya Sensei

Kimbal Anderson Sensei

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tesshu

Hisaya SHOJI Sensei

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Menkyo Kaiden awarded to Kimbal Anderson Sensei by Hisaya Shoji Sensei

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[to] Takeharu Yoshi-san

 

 

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-  MEIKYOU  SHIMIZU  -

clear mirror, still water

 

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-                     MU                       -

…            [the void]

 

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-    ITTOU RYOUDAN    -

….entering from the back,

drawing them into the future

 

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-               ZANSHIN              -

…continuing awareness

….  …with no dullness

 

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-          HEIJOUSHIN          -

…    …everyday mind

 

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-        SUIGETSU  1 – 2         -

…moon on the water

 

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-                 SEI-DOU                -

…motion in stillness -

- stillness in motion…

 

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-       KENTAI ITTOU       -

attacking and waiting are one

 

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-     KOUBOU ITTOU      -

attack and defence are one

 

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-      YO-MEI-GAKU      -

study of the philosophy

of WANG YANG MING

 

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- CHI-GYOU GOUITSU -

unification of knowledge and action

 

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