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Master Koryu Series :: ITTO RYU SHOTO Bokken
Master Koryu Series :: ITTO RYU SHOTO Bokken

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This Bokuto is made with the highest grade of white oak.

Approximate Lenght: 52 cm (20.5 in)
Approximate weight: 0.34 g (0.75 lb)
Blade length: 40 cm (15.5 in)

Ono-ha Ittō-ryū is the oldest of the many Ittō-ryū styles which branched off from Ittōsai Kagehisa's original art. It continues to be one of the most influential of the traditional kenjutsu styles today, exerting a major influence, along with Hokushin branch, upon modern kendo's kata, tactics, and aesthetic.
Ono-ha was founded by Ittōsai's immediate successor, Mikogami Tenzen (also known as Ono Jiroemon Tadaaki, 15651628), from whence the name of the art is derived. Oral tradition indicates that Ittosai made Tadaaki fight a serious duel with another student, Zenki, in order to establish a successor to the style. Serving as an instructor to both the second and third shōguns, along with Yagyū Munenori of the rival school the Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, Tadaaki was able to continue to give his art wide exposure. It was said that Tadaaki was Munenori's superior in swordsmanship, but that his severe character led him to be the less favoured and respected of the two.

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