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Spear (Yari) in Toda Ha Buko Ryu 戸田派武甲流 (Suyari)

Toda Ha Buko Ryu is a comprehensive art best known for its halberd, which is used in defence against a spear.  It was founded around 1560 by Toda Seigan.

Toda Seigen was a renowned swordsman during the Sengoku Period in 16th century Japan. Seigen was reputed as a master of the Chūjō-ryu style of sword fighting, excelling in the kodachi art. It is thought that Toda Seigen was the teacher of the famous swordsman Sasaki Kojirō. However, it is not truly known if such information is true, with some rather believing that Kojirō was trained by one of Seigen's students, Kanemaki Jisai.

Facing a cross pieced naginata.  


Binding at the weakness.   Trapping on the ground.                 


Retreat for distance.


Cross-stepping.                          


Beating down.


Levering up at the weakness.


The demonstration from which these stills were taken:

Other Demonstrations:


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