Koryu: Jujutsu | Kenjutsu | Battojutsu | Bojutsu | Iaijutsu/Iaido | Naginatajutsu | Sojutsu | Kyujutsu
The ancient martial arts of Japan were to come to an end when the Meiji Era came. However, the powers and influence of those arts were not to be lost. Their principles and styles will forever influence and teach us throughout our martial art endeavors. These classical styles of combat are known as koryu, and they referred to the classical martial arts of Japan. They included the well known art of the sword, Kenjutsu, and the art of unarmed combat, Jujutsu. Essentially, the period of the koryu arts was a time that effectively exercised the use of a variety of weapons.
Combat: Koryu | Gendai Budo | Weaponry | Philosophy/Strategy | Interview
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