Kasumi Dojo - Samurai School

Step 1

Matsumata Ryu Battojutsu

Battoho, Kenpo, Tameshigiri

Step 2

Matsumata Ryu Jiei-Jutsu

Taijutsu, Ju-kenpo, Yawara

Step 3

Matsumata Ryu Kobujutsu

Ryukyu Kobujutsu, Joho, Bugei Juhappan

Step 4

Toyama Ryu

Genko Nitoryu

Personal Self-Defense

(Kids, Woman & Seniors)

What is Matsumata Ryu ?

 

Matsumata-ryū (松股流) is a school of samurai warfare and started in the  Sengoku Jidai  (戦国時代). Roots go back to founder of battojutsu, Hayashizaki Jinsuke Minamoto no Shigenobu (林崎甚助源の重信). Hayashizaki was born in Dewa Province, Ōshū (present-day Yamagata Prefecture). He lived c. 1542-1621 in what is present-day Kanagawa Prefecture. Many of the historical details of Hayashizaki's life are suspect, since, like most famous martial artists in Japan, his story has been widely fictionalized. It seems that he grew up during a time of constant warfare in Japan and was exposed to sword-fighting methods from an early age. According to legend, Hayashizaki’s father was killed and to take revenge he began training in earnest. He went to the Hayashizaki Meijin shrine to pray for guidance and received divine inspiration for a new technique of drawing the sword and attacking in one movement. Legend says that he eventually defeated his father’s killer. Following this, Hayashizaki continued on his martial arts pilgrimage, training with renowned swordsmen and attracting students of his own (such as Tamiya Heibei, founder of Tamiya-ryū (Tsumaki)). Hayashizaki established his own style of swordsmanship, calling it Shinmei Musō-ryū (神明夢想流). Hayashizaki's art has had many names since it was established, such as Hayashizaki-ryū (林崎流) or Jūshin ryu (重信流). It is considered the foundation for many of the major styles of iai practised today, in particular Tamiya-ryū, Araki-ryū, and "newest" Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū and Musō Shinden-ryū. 

Genealogy of the Hayashizaki Ryuha (林崎 流)


  1. Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu 林崎甚助重信 (1542-1621)
  2. Tamiya Heibei Shigemasa 田宮平兵衛重正 (1558-1635)
  3. Nagano Muraku Nyudo Kinrosai 長野無楽入道 (1536-1598)
  4. Momo Gumbei Misushige 百々軍兵衛重  (1559-1632)
  5. Arikawa Shozaemon Munetsugu 蟻川正左ヱ門宗 (1580-1654)
  6. Banno Danemon no Jo Nobusada 万野団右ヱ門信定 (1622-1703)
  7. Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin (Hidenobu) 長谷川主税助英信 (1652-1736)
  8. Arai Seitetsu Kiyonobu 荒井勢哲清信 (1655-1721)
  9. Hayashi Rokudayu Morimasa 林六太夫守政 (1661-1732)


Genealogy of the Matsumata-ryu (松股流)


  1. Matsumata Kunio Seiji 松股國男精二 (1682-1753)
  2. Matsumata Yasuhiro Tadaoshi 松股泰弘忠義 (1711-1790)
  3. Matsumata Takeyuki Seishi 松股剛幸正史 (1739-1826)
  4. Matsumata Takashi Ryotaro 松股劭亮太朗 (1767-1852)
  5. Matsumata Tetsuo Sukeyuki 松股哲夫助行 (1799-1871)
  6. Matsumata Torao Shinpei 松股寅夫伸平 (1828-1902)
  7. Matsumata Toyotake Shinji 松股豊武伸二 (1854-1921)
  8. Matsumata Takashi Sugio 松股剛士杉夫 (1888-1954)
  9. Matsumata Toshiro Seiji 松股敏朗世士(28.05.1914 - 04.06.2003)
  10. Matsumata Kenjiro 松股健士朗 (21.09.1946-      )
  11. Donatek Petr (Matsumata Yoshi 松股世士 (11.01.1977-      )

Matsumata Ryu founded one year after death master Hayashi Rokudayu Morimasa in 1733 by Matsumata Kunio Seiji (1682-1753) and expanded by Matsumata Takashi Ryotaro(1767-1852) in the end of Edo period.

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The school served as a teaching establishment for the samurai of the area and were one of three who taught the bulk of the samurai of that time.  They continued until the Meiji Restoration and ended their days under the Matsumata family, but retaining their connection with the roots of Hayashizaki ryuha. The school studies samurai warfare in all its branches, including taijutsu and other bugei. However Matsumata ryu is not only martial arts school, Matsumata ryu is a samurai school.

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Roots go back to founder of battojutsu, Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu.

Matsumata Ryu founded in 1733 by Matsumata Kunio Seiji (1682-1753).

KASUMI Dojo, z.s. founded in 1998 by Petr Donátek.

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  • Michaela Viktorová

    Nice gym. Great people. Highly recommended for those interested in japanese sword arts or self-defense. Techniques are surprisingly effective. I have never seen anything like this. Supreme atmosphere. And individual approach.

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