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Nathan Scott
16th August 2017, 20:02
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sasamori Takemi Sensei, the 17th Headmaster of Ono-ha itto-ryu. He passed in the early evening of August 15th after succumbing to a medical condition. Sasamori Soke was one of the most skilled and knowledgeable koryu instructors alive, and truly an inspiration to those who who were fortunate enough to know him of how human beings are supposed to develop and conduct themselves. He taught Itto-ryu as both a bujutsu and a budo.

The official announcement in English can be found at the Ono-ha itto-ryu USA FB page here:


Requiem Ęternam Sensei.


Nathan Scott
5th January 2018, 03:35
A memorial tribute interview about Sasamori Takemi Soke was just published in the Japanese language "Hiden Budo & Bujutsu" magazine, January 2018 edition. The contributor also created an English translation and posted it to the Hiden/BAB English website:


The interviews were from the perspective of non-Japanese students, and came out interesting in that many of us had very similar comments. There are also some unique photographs in the article, including an old photograph of Soke's Reigakudo Dojo.