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    The following was submitted by Jeffrey Karinja in a different thread:

    Seia Ryu ( 雖井蛙流平法 ) is (at least for me) a very interesting Ryu-ha. The Ryuso Fukao Kakuma studied a countless amount of Ryu-gi earning a Menkyo Kaiden or equivilent in most of them. He made an unussual choice when formulating Seia Ryu. That choice was to borrow kata from other Ryu. Keep in mind they are not exact copies, he modified the techniques but kept the ideas of the parent Ryu.

    The style is structured as:

    Goran-Tachiwaki:

    1) Shaku-jyo (Kyosui Ryu)
    2) Inazuma (Togun Ryu)
    3) Kyoko-Ryu (Shinto Ryu)
    4) Kineta (Aiden Bokuden Ryu Ichi no Tachi)
    5) Katanami (Shinkage Hikida Ryu)

    Kodachi-Juzan:
    1) Tetei (Matsumoto Ryu)
    2) Enpuku/Enfu (Shinkage Ryu)
    3) Inretsu (Moni Ryu)
    4) Saifu (Nen Amida Ryu)
    5) Seka (Toda Ryu)
    6) Ratsutaku (Shinkage Ryu)
    7) Sodan/Satan (Toda Ryu)
    8) Usen (Taisha Ryu)
    9) Sakan/Saketsu (Taisha Ryu)
    10) Itto Ryodan (Yagyu Ryu)

    Sankyoku-Tachiwaki:

    1) Kotakakaeshi (Iwa Ryu)
    2) Tamasudare (Yagyu Ryu)
    3) Shuran (Toda Ryu)

    Gokui no Ken:

    1) Shinmyo-ken
    2) Fushigiken
    3) Riryoken
    4) Seizan/Hoshikiri

    I have seen them demonstrait several times and eachtime I was greatly impressed, exspecially with their kodachi stuff. Prior to that video I have only seen them do up to Inazuma of Goran-Tachiwaki and Seka of Kodachi Juzan. So I am quite happy. Also on a side note: the current Soke of Seia Ryu is also a Menkyo Kaiden in Shinkage Hikida Ryu Sojutsu/Naginata (Something else I would really like to see). Seia Ryu uses both bokken and furuko-shinai. They also have produced several skilled kendo-ka (their previous headmaster was a 8th dan, hanshi in kendo).

    There is a good article on Seia Ryu Heiho on Aikido Journal:

    http://www.aikidojournal.com/article?articleID=171

    It only skims the surface of Seia Ryu but it is a good article.
    Regards,
    Last edited by Nathan Scott; 11th July 2013 at 17:42.
    Nathan Scott
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    "Put strength into your practice, and avoid conceit. It is easy enough to understand a strategy and guard against it after the matter has already been settled, but the reason an opponent becomes defeated is because they didn't learn of it ahead of time. This is the nature of secret matters. That which is kept hidden is what we call the Flower."

    - Zeami Motokiyo, 1418 (Fūshikaden)

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    Love that school! Next time Ill go up to Tottori I wanna pay them a visit.

    Thanks for the nice info!

    To Mr. Karinja: Where did you see them? Tottori?

    And a video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYQcUO0Ssus
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    I agree. I never heard of them until now.

    The thread I harvested this info from before merging it with another one (house cleaning this forum right now) stated he usually sees them in Tottori, and that it is rare to see them demonstrate outside of Tottori.

    For the sake of others reading, Tottori prefecture is on the West side of the South part of Honshu (the main island) next to Okayama prefecture.

    Regards,
    Nathan Scott
    Nichigetsukai

    "Put strength into your practice, and avoid conceit. It is easy enough to understand a strategy and guard against it after the matter has already been settled, but the reason an opponent becomes defeated is because they didn't learn of it ahead of time. This is the nature of secret matters. That which is kept hidden is what we call the Flower."

    - Zeami Motokiyo, 1418 (Fūshikaden)

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