The art of Iaijutsu is deeply immersed in the
traditions and culture of the Japanese Samurai.
The object most defining of the Samurai is the
famed Japanese “Samurai Sword”. Carrying
the long sword (katana) and the short sword
(wakizashi) was the exclusive right of the
Samurai, representing his position and authority
in ancient Japanese society.
However, the katana was not just an emblem of
power. In the hands of a trained Samurai it was
a formidable weapon. Study in the art of
swordsmanship was crucial to individual
survival for the Samurai and several
styles (ryu) developed.
The style taught at Shobukan Martial Arts
Center is Yamauchi-ha Muso Jikiden Eishin
Ryu as handed down through the 21st Soke,
(headmaster of a ryu) Takaaki (Komei)
Soke Sekiguchi has created an international
organization called the Komei Juku, with
branches around the world. Sensei Lee Gray
studies with Soke Sekiguchi’s senior
representative in Texas, Sensei Walt Bushy,
and with Soke Sekiguchi on his many visits
to the United States.
Individuals interested in more information
regarding Yamauchi-ha Muso Jikiden Eishin
Ryu Iaijutsu may contact Sensei Gray at:
Martial Arts for Body, Mind and Spirit