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The world wide Komei Jyuku Organization (registered in Japan as: nippon koden bujutsu iaido renmei) under Sekiguchi Komei Sensei primarily focuses on the study of two budo (warrior arts). The first is with the katana (sword): Yamauchi-Ha Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu. The second is with the naginata (pole arm): Ryouren Ryu Naginata Jutsu. We further expand to the study of other weapons as well as unarmed combat in the spirit of the Samurai.
Ancient Art in a Modern World
Sekiguchi Sensei has said that his iaido is based on respect, beauty and personal spirit. Through strict practice you will learn respect for discipline, your sword, and other people. Resepect, beauty, and personal spirit should be a key part of anyone’s life regardless of what era he may live in.
We should not look at how we are different from each other and we should not differentiate between nationalities. Iaido can be a common bond between all people of all ages. One should never pass up the opportunity to meet and learn from someone new.
Sekiguchi Komei (Takaaki) Sensei
Sekiguchi Sensei has spent all of his time for more than 30 years to bring Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu and his Komei Jyuku to hundreds of people in Japan. He has traveled to over 50 countries to carry the culture, heritage, and values of iaido training to the world.
Sekiguchi Sensei believes that training in his style of iaido prepares the students to deal more effectively with life. The discipline and self-sacrifice to progress in iaijutsu are the same needed to succeed in personal relationships. Human relationships grow from having higher expectation of yourself than from others. When a student strives for high personal performance he becomes more helpful and useful to others. When he learns to freely give and share his abilities he begins to contribute to the welfare of others.