Yagyū Shinkage-ryū

Yagyū Shinkage-ryū (柳生新陰流?) is one of the oldest Japanese schools of swordsmanship (kenjutsu). Its primary founder was Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, who called the school Shinkage-ryū. In 1565, Nobutsuna bequeathed the school to his greatest student, Yagyū Munetoshi, who added his own name to the school. Today, the Yagyū Shinkage-ryū remains one of the most renowned schools of Japanese swordsmanship. Its name roughly means Yagyū New Shadow School.

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... Kamiizumi Ise-no-kami Fujiwara Nobutsuna 2nd Headmaster- Yagyū Tajima-no-kami Taira Munetoshi (Sekishusai) 3rd - Yagyū Hyōgonosuke Taira Toshitoshi (Jounsai) 4th - Owari Gondainagon Minamoto ...
Yagyū Shinkage-ryū
... did not have children and left all his property and his school to his student Yagyū Sekishusai Muneyoshi (柳生 石舟斎 宗厳 1507–1606) ... thus became the second headmaster of Shinkage-ryū in 1566, and subsequently founded his own school, the Yagyū Shinkage-ryū ... (mutō-dori) techniques he had developed, the Yagyū family became the official fencing instructors to the Tokugawa shogunate ...