Japan Expo Paris - July 15-18, 2021 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu

Do you like sword fighting? The association Futsu Nushi no Kami invites you to discover tenshin shôden katori shintô ryû, an old Japanese martial art that melt philosophy and sword fighting techniques.

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Founded on the 15th Century by Master Iizasa Choisai Ienao, tenshin shôden katori shintô ryû is one of the oldest extant Japanese martial arts. After a spiritual retreat, Choisai developped this art that melt shintoism's esotericism and budo. Some shogun studied this art like the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa.

Master Iizasa Choisai Ienao died in 1488 at the age of 102 years. He was buried in Katori Shrine. Nowadays, only those who had the title Shidosha (instructor) delivered by Otake Risuke Shihan have the authorization to teachTenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu.

This art includes different techniques:

  • iai-jutsu (art of unsheathe)
  • kenjutsu (sword technique)
  • bojutsu (staff art)
  • naginata-jutsu (glaive art)
  • jujutsu (soft techniques)
  • shuriken-jutsu (spike-throwing art)
  • sojutsu (spear art)
  • ninjutsu (traditionnal tactics art)
  • senjutsu (strategy)
  • chikujo-jutsu (field fortification art)

Tenshin shôden katori shintô ryû also includes:

  • tenmonchiri (Chinese astrology and geomantic divination)
  • inyo kigaku (mystical aspects of Yin and Yang derived from Chinese philosophy)


The school Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu, represented by the association Futsu Nushi no Kami, invites you to discover this martial art who is the source of many Japanese martial arts.

Come attend sword fighting demonstrations and tryTenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu.

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  • Sports
  • Culture & traditions

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