Thought I'd pass this on as this is a VERY special opportunity.
The seminar is open to EVERYONE!!
On August 8th & 9th, 2008 we will be hosting a two day training seminar with Sasamori Takemi Soke, 17th headmaster of Ono Ha Itto Ryu.
Sasamori Soke has never before taught in North America. In fact, he rarely teaches outside of the hombu dojo even in Japan. This is a very rare training opportunity indeed. In spite of the very short notice, I am receiving an incredible amount of interest from the Kendo, Iaido and the Daito Ryu community to be able to attend this training event. It for this reason, that I am announcing this event as soon as possible to the JSA community here in the United States.
Sasamori Soke is highly regarded in Japan as one of the greatest modern day teachers of koryu kenjutsu.
Sasamori Soke inherited the Ono-Ha Itto Ryu from his father, Sasamori Junzo, 16th Soke. Sasamori Junzo Soke was Menkyo Kaiden in Ono-Ha Itto ryu, Chokugen-ryu naginata jutsu, Shin Muso Hayashizaki ryu and the last known teacher of Muraku ryu.
Ono Ha Itto Ryu is a classical Japanese school of kenjutsu (odachi, kodachi, habiki) and was founded by Ono Jirouemon Tadaaki who inherited the school from Ito Ittosai Kagehisa (Itto ryu). Ono Tadaaki was the kenjutsu instructor of the Tokugawa shogun. If you wish to learn more about the style you can refer to an article written here by Mr. Meik Skoss:http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=370
Please contact me immediately if you are remotely interested in attending.
Venue: NY, NJ, PA, yet to be determined - we are striving to get arrangements for a venue close to the Newark, NJ airport to make it as convenient as possible to attend.
Dates: August 8th and 9th, 2008
Tuition rate: $ 150.00 for one day / $ 225.00 for two days
Carl E. Longclong@jikishin-kai.com