The Jikishin Kage Ryu Bokken is the second heaviest among our stylized Bokken (the heaviest being the Tennen Rishin Ryu Bokken). It has thick blade and Tsuka (handle) suitable for developing proper Tenouchi ( grip ). Recommended for strengthening Suburi practice. Available in Japanese white oak or red oak, with urethane coating. A variety of wood selections and finishes are available upon request.
What is Jikishin Kage Ryu?
Jikishin Kage Ryu is a Shinkage Ryu based style with heavy emphasis on "Kokyu" or proper coordination of breathing and movement. Also the style is known for its use of super heavy back breaking "Furibo", some weighing well over 100lbs, for suburi exercise. Working with such heavy Furibo definitely forces one to work on proper coordination of breathing and movement or one can end up with a pretty bad back injury. This style was one of the most widely practiced Kenjutsu style in late Edo period due to its practicality and modern, effective training methods. Kenkichi Sakakibara and Otani Seiichiro are highly respected swordsmen who mastered and taught Jikishin Kage Ryu in the late Edo period. It is also known that the founder of Daito Ryu Aikijiujutsu, Takeda Sokaku also trained extensively in this school along with Ono-ha Itto Ryu.
**Red Oak Features Made of high quality Japanese Red Oak All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen Made in Japan Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40") Blade: 75.5cm Handle: 26cm Weight: N/A
Features Made of high quality Japanese White Oak All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen Made in Japan Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40") Blade: 75cm Handle: 24.5cm Weight: 1300g