Koyama Noriko Sensei and his students demonstrating Yoshin-ryu Naginata-jutsu during the 42nd Nihon Kobudo Embutaikai held at the Nippon Budokan on February 3rd, 2019. The event also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Nihon Kobudo Kyokai.
Yoshin-ryu was developed in the early Tokugawa period (c. 1660) by Akiyama Shirobei Yoshitoki. Yoshin-ryū Naginata-jutsu stemmed from Yoshin-ryū and specializes in techniques of Naginata, the Japanese halberd. In addition to the Naginata techniques, the school also teaches with the spear (Sojutsu), the short stick (Hanbo) and the chain sickle (Kusarigama).
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