Preserving the techniques of Katayama-ryu iai-kenjutsu today and passing the tradition down to the future.

The Heishū Jirinden

Jirinden(volume 1)Contents
Jirinden(1)Bu is the natural abandonment of military force.
Jirinden(2) Mihatsu no iai and “Jirin no iai.
Jirinden(3)  The waves on the shore retreat, leaving not a trace.
Jirinden(4) Bu is not Strength and Violence.
Jirinden(5) Originally the length of the blade in the daisho is not decided.
Jirinden(6)The long sword corrects injustice. The short sword is thrust into one’s stomach.
Jirinden(7) Illuminate danger by the flame of the lamp of one’s heart.

Jirinden(8)「Nidō isshi: Two Move, One is Held.
Jirinden(9)Ijiriis Dignity, Skill, and Theory. 
Jirinden (10)  If one has skill but no dignity, one will use too much technique and be defeated.
Jirinden (11) “After having cut a person down, one must cut open one’s stomach in apology for failing in one’s duty” *.

Jirinden (12)  Cut open your stomach in apology for having over stepped your bounds.
Jirinden (13) Apologize for the sin of imprudence but cutting open one’s stomach.
Jirinden (14) When you are unable to convince others, cut open your stomach for your fault.
Jirinden (15) Wait while being prepared to spring into action at any time, like a lying wild boar.
Jirinden(volume 2)Contents

Jirinden (16) Only in our school do we not use the term tōjutsu (刀術), calling (our art) kenjutsu (剣術)
Jirinden (17) If there are things, then inevitably there are rules
Jirinden (18) To value life and hate death
Jirinden (19) Shugyō is the correcting of behavior.
Jirinden (20) Even high mountains are accumulated handfuls of dirt.
Jirinden (21
) The「Ōhen Hakkyoku」is responding to a variety of changes.
Jirinden (22) Having proper perception is called Seigan.
Jirinden (23) To keep the sword sheathed and undrawn. This is called Garyū.
Jirinden (24) The sword protects us from and corrects the wicked.
Jirinden (25) A tiger in a bamboo thicket does not show its weapons, like fangs or horns.

Jirinden (26) Avoid the unjust person and wait for the arrival of opportunity
Jirinden((27) Within bu there is the art (techiniques) and there is reason (principles).
Jirinden (28) Being where one should be and leaving a place one should leave
Jirinden (29)Neither oneself nor the other wins.
Jirinden (30) The tiger always finely sharpens its claws.

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