Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido - Shoden

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Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido - Shoden

£22.00 ex VAT
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The first manual in a series of three, this detailed pictorial and textual guide to the Shoden level of the Muso Shinden Ryu is unparalleled by any existing publication in the English language.

The book's format is clear and easy to follow, describing the whole of the Shoden in detail. The information starts with the correct Reiho and continues through the intricacies of each of the Shoden Kata, finally ending with a glossary of important terms in both English and Japanese.

Created by Chris Mansfield Sensei, 7th Dan teacher and exponent of the Muso Shinden Koryu system, as an aide to the study and practice of this well subscribed but little documented Ryuha, this manual is a must for practitioners of the Muso Shinden Ryu and will be of great interest to any serious practitioners of the Koryu sword drawing arts of Japan.

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I have to say I had reservations about getting this book, but once I opened up the package and started to go through it. I noticed that it was exactly what I needed to help me remember the various katas of MSR "Shoden" it eliminates confusion (on my part) that was taught during the fast-paced lesson that was restricted by time. I strongly recommend this manual to all practioner's of this RYU. I am coming back for the other two in the series.
A must have in my humble opinion.

This is a excellent book by Chris Mansfield Sensei, as always his details and high skill is describing the fundamentals from Shoden, this is a book that does not need to be a hardcopy it is perfectly easy light to carry to seminars and to make notes in. I am very greatful of all the Shoden, Chuden and now even Okuden book of Muso Shinden Ryu, there is nothing I miss in the books at all.

Excellent learners textbook
The manual excels as stated in the product description as the most detailed in terms of text and visual descriptions of the katas of the Shoden level of the Muso Shinden Ryu. As my work does not permit me to be at the dojo for great lengths of time, this manual serves as a guide and reminder when I am only left with the option to practice by myself overseas. The manual will be extremely valuable for Iai practioners under the lineage of Ishido Sensei as Chris Mansfield Sensei is.

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