Shindo Munen Ryu
This style was founded by Fukui Heiemon Yoshihira, Sensei and was based on the teachings of the Shinkage Ryu, Shinkage Ichien Ryu and the Ichien Ryu. After years of research and practice Mitsuzuka Sensei introduced the style to the USA in the mid-80’s through the organization he had founded, the North American San Shin Kai, and added it as a supplement to the Muso Shinden Ryu curriculum. The video “Secrets of Japanese Swordsmanship/Shindo Munen Ryu Iaijutsu” (58 minutes) contains the 12 standing kata originally taught by Sensei along with several application drills. The kata and techniques are filmed from the front and side at slow speed and regular speed. There are also overhead views to clarify angles and to further define the movements. The Shindo Munen Ryu would be a beneficial addition to anyone's study of Iai no matter what style they are currently practicing!