Sōsuishi-ryū Seirenkan Eikoku Keikokai 双水執流清漣館英國稽古会

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A demonstration of Classical Japanese martial arts from the Sōsuishi-ryū tradition.

Kumiuchi (組討) is an older form of jūjutsu, incorporating the use of weaponry, throwing, joint locking, body displacement and striking.

Koshi No Mawari (腰之廻) is the swordsmanship element of the tradition. It teaches battō (sword drawing and cutting in a single movement), kenjutsu (fencing) and kodachijutsu (short sword fencing)

The Sōsuishi-ryū Seirenkan Eikoku Keikokai is headed by Stephen Delaney, who has been a member of Sōsuishi-ryū for over twenty years and is a shihan-dai (representative of the headmaster) at the Tōkyō Seirenkan dōjō.

The group will demonstrate several skills sets of kumiuchi, koshi no mawari and higher level techniques.

Biography

Sōsuishi-ryū Seirenkan Eikoku Keikokai 双水執流清漣館英國稽古会

Sōsuishi-ryū is a school of Classical Japanese martial arts from the early Edo-Jidai specialising in kumiuchi (unarmed combat) and koshi no mawari (swordsmanship) from the Tōrenji feudal domain (Present day Fukuoka & Oita) in Kyūshū.

The founder, Futagami Hannosuke Masaaki learned Takenouchi-ryū (One of Japan’s oldest documented jūjutsu systems) and his family style of Futagami-ryū.

日本最古の柔術流派と言われている竹内流小具足腰之廻を学んだ二神半之助正聴(ふたがみはんのすけまさあき)が、江戸時代初期に竹内流を改良し組討腰之廻として完成した総合武道です。
二神半之助は、江戸時代初期の承応年間頃東蓮寺藩(直方藩)に移りそこで伝承、八代舌間宗益の代になって江戸中期の寛延四年に宗益が福岡に移住、それ以後福岡藩で伝承されました。