Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu

The Shinto Ryu is the sword against sword set of 12 techniques that are associated with the Shindo Muso Ryu jo lineage.

Requirements: Participants will require loose clothing and wooden practice swords. Swords will be available to participants for use during the course and may be purchased, if desired.

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor is one of the organizers of the Guelph School of Japanese Sword Arts and is the chief instructor of the University of Guelph Sei Do Kai, a club which provides instruction in Iaido, Niten Ichi-ryu and Jodo. He holds renshi 7th dan rank in iaido and 5th dan rank in jodo from the Canadian Kendo Federation (CKF) and is a member of the CKF Iaido and Jodo Grading committees, associate editor of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Publisher of the Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences ( and of the Journal of Japanese Sword Arts. He has authored several books and articles on the sword.

Taylor first received training in Shinto Ryu from Mr. Shiganori Namitome, hanshi hachidan jodo of Fukuoka. 

Last modified Apr 11, 2012 by Kim Taylor
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