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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Owens View Post
    Mitani Yoshisato, if I recall correctly.
    Correction: Mitani Yoshiaki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Owens View Post
    Correction: Mitani Yoshiaki.
    You were right the first time. The author was Mitani Yoshisato. His son, featured in the book, is Mitani Teruo. Incidentally, this book is currently out of print.

    If you would like further confirmation of the name reading, please see here for the National Diet Library index. I hope this helps.
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    Ken,

    I agree. It seems that the variations are endless. I really wanted to add to my own library and have a reference for the various nuances of the ryu.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dunham View Post
    It's harder to find and more expensive, but Mitani's other book,"Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Kyohan" is better than "Shokai Iai".
    What are the main differences between the two?
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    Pasi made a big list of MJER books... some not in print, but at least its a start for the collector..

    http://www.iaido.fi/Articles/henrik.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chidokan View Post
    Pasi made a big list of MJER books... some not in print, but at least its a start for the collector..

    http://www.iaido.fi/Articles/henrik.html
    So, if we go by this list...

    Mitani Yoshisato: "Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Iaido Kyohan" 1982 (Japanese)
    Mitani Yoshiaki: "Shokai Iai, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu" 1986 (Japanese)
    It appears that there are two different Mitanis who wrote two different books.

    (Or, there is an error in this list.)
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    If anyone is interested the book is available here.

    Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu: Shokai Iai
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Owens View Post
    So, if we go by this list...

    It appears that there are two different Mitanis who wrote two different books.

    (Or, there is an error in this list.)
    There is an error in the list. Both books were written by the same man, and his name was Mitani Yoshisato. He is a very well-known iaido teacher in Japan.

    The name 義里 cannot be read as Yoshiaki. I think the misreading may be the result of conflating Mitani sensei's name with that of his son, Teruo: a mash-up of their names, 義昭, could be read as Yoshiaki.
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    Thank you for the correction. You are right, in both books the author is Mitani Yoshisato
    著者: 三谷義里 Sorry for misleading you. All corrections are wellcome, sometimes names are difficult and sometimes memory doesn't work so well.
    Hi Scott, Kyohan is bigger and older and have big photos, if you have seen Shimizu Sensei's Jodo Kyohan or Oyama's This is Karate, all were from Japan Publications. Good old stuff, or at least good for old eyes...
    Best wishes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellsten View Post
    Hi Scott, Kyohan is bigger and older and have big photos, if you have seen Shimizu Sensei's Jodo Kyohan or Oyama's This is Karate, all were from Japan Publications. Good old stuff, or at least good for old eyes...
    Cheers, Pasi - appreciated. Hope you're well..
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    I have this book: Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu - The Iai Forms and Oral Traditions of the Yamauchi Branch

    It is half in Japanese and half in English. The history section is good and it also includes bios over past head masters.
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    This is one of the better ones in English. Roll on the time we can translate the other old books into something that makes sense... unlike Babelfish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devourment77 View Post
    I have this book: Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu - The Iai Forms and Oral Traditions of the Yamauchi Branch

    It is half in Japanese and half in English. The history section is good and it also includes bios over past head masters.
    I've perused this one and been struck by how much grappling is represented in the variations on the standard kata. Is this commonly practiced in various MJER groups?
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    I teach it, not sure what others do...
    Tim Hamilton

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    Some very interesting stuff there.
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