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Japanese Samurai Sword BATTO-DO Series
Vol-1 Seven Noto, Kome Kata & Toyama-Ryu Kata
By Fumio Demura
Demura Fumio, born September 15, 1938 in Yokohama, Japan is a well known master of karate and kobudo (traditional weaponry). Demura holds the rank of 9th dan in Shitō-ryū Karate. At the age of 9 (1947/48), he began training in karate and kendo under an instructor named Asano. At 12 he started training under Ryusho Sakagami in Itosu-kai karate. Demura received his 1st dan black belt in 1956, and won the East Japan Championships in 1957. In 1959, he began training in kobudo, under Taira Shinken. In 1963, he “came to know the Koga Ryu Ninjutsu Soke, Seiko Fujita- a 14th Generation Koga Ryu Ninja”. Demura met martial arts scholar Donn Draeger, who introduced him to Dan Ivan, who would eventually bring him to the United States of America as a karate instructor.
Vol-1 SEVEN NOTE - KOME KATA - TOYAMA RYU KATA
Sword technique Toyama Ryu was devised emphasizing the most essential point of drawing and cutting from standing position. This modern Ryu has a strong emphasis on tamashigiri, or “test-cutting”. Sensei Demura and his assistants teach you these intricacies and much more including: Seven Note, Kome Kata and Toyama Ryu Kata. Learn the secrets of this wonderful art form.
Item: em3-85-12 ISBN: 0694536339729 TRT: 51 minutes