Konjaku Kioi Toyama Ryu Dojo Toyama Ryu Batto Do
Konjaku Kioi Dojo
(Ancient and Modern Fighting Spirit Dojo)
5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Email: info@toyama-ryu.com
Phone: 727-329-9679
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Tameshigiri 試し - Test Cutting

Tameshigiri Videos

Tameshigiri

Toyama Ryu Batto Do is a Japanese sword style which uses tameshigiri (test cutting) to develop proper sword technique. Practitioners use bamboo and tatami-omote targets. This is only one aspect of our training. 

Please do not try tameshigiri without proper instruction and supervision. We require six months of classes before students begin this type of training. Stainless steel replica swords are not used since they can easily break and cause serious injury.

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Shinto Shrine
 
Inazuma Giri
 
INazuma Giri
Inazuma Giri - Lightning cut - A kesa (downward diagonal), gyaku kesa (upward diagonal), and kesa (downward diagonal) are performed in under a second.  See Video
Mizu Gaeshi
 
Mizu Gaeshi
Mizu Gaeshi - Returning wave cut - A gyaku kesa (upward diagonal) cut is done on the bottom of the target and the severed piece is cut in two with a suihei (horizontal) cut before it falls.  See Video
Kawasemi
 
Kawasemi
Kawasemi - Kingfisher cut - A kesa (downward diagonal) cut is performed on the top of the target.  A gyaku kesa (upward diagonal) cut is done on the bottom of the target and the severed piece is cut in two with a suihei (horizontal) cut before it falls.  See Video
Rokudan Giri
 
Rokudan Giri
Rokudan Giri - This six cut sequence is from the fifth ZNBDR shoden seitei kata.  See Video
Mizu Gaeshi
 
Mizu Garuma
Mizu Garuma -  A gyaku kesa (upward diagonal) cut is done on the bottom of the target and the severed piece is cut in two with a gyaku kesa (upward diagonal) cut from the opposite side before it falls.  See Video
Nami Gaeshi
 
Nami Gaeshi
Nami Gaeshi - Wave cut - A kesa (downward diagonal) cut is performed on the first target.  A gyaku kesa (upward diagonal) cut is done on the second target followed by a suihei (horizontal) cut on both targets.  See Video
Batto Giri
 
Batto Giri
Batto Giri - Draw and cut - The katana is drawn from the saya and cuts in a single motion.  Gyaku kesa (upward diagonal), kesa (downward diagonal), and suihei (horizontal) cuts are performed in this sequence.  See Video
Nuki Uchi
 
Nuki Uchi
Nuki Uchi - These two cuts are from the second Toyama Ryu kata.  A batto suihei (horizontal draw and cut) is followed by a kesa (downward diagonal) cut.  See Video
Syo Hattou
 
Syo Hattou
Syo-hattou - These two cuts are from the first Toyama Ryu kata.  A batto gyaku kesa (upward diagonal draw and cut) is followed by a kesa (downward diagonal) cut.  See Video
tombu
 
Tombo
Tombo - Dragonfly cut - Two kesa (downward diagonal) cuts are performed from hasso on a freestanding horizontal target.  See Video
Tsubame Gaeshi Tsubame Gaeshi
Tsubame Gaeshi - Swallow cut -  A kesa (downward diagonal) cut is followed immediately with a gyaku kesa (upward diagonal) cut.  The two cuts are performed from both sides of the target.  See Video

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