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.

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