The Nambuhan Kobudo consists of many centuries
old martial traditions:
Sho sho ryu and Muhen yogan ryu. The academy is located in
the city of Morioka.
representative of the two traditions outside of Japan.
In the year 2011 there was a friendship of
For more information about both traditions such as history, techniques,
The Sho sho ryu is headed by Shigeo Takahashi and
Muhen (yogan) ryu is
led by Tomio Inoue and the Shin Tai Ryu is Shoha koryu dojo.
Left Mr. Takahashi and Mr. Right. Inoue
(click on picture for movie).
After ten years of friendship,
(Sho sho ryu) and the board of Shin tai ryu,
Corné van de Sanden and Mark Sterke, had a
Muhen ryu Bojutsu
The Netherlands and a friendship
This is the
first mokuroku (degree) that a foreigner ever
was supplied (July 1986). A mokuroku (left) consists of a
paper and an envelope (right).
Left Max Vromans (in armour with the
family crest of the Nambuhan) and right Corné van de Sanden (sixth
from the Shin tai ryu) in armour with the arms of the Dutch Academy of
Traditional Martial Arts in front of the kamiza at Riki
bu dojo, Tilburg. In the background you can see the shinbaku, the cloth
with the two arms of the Shin tai ryu and Nambuhan.
Left you see
the cover of a book documenting the history of the martial arts in Japan
and describes the history of the Sho sho ryu, Muhen ryu and the
relationship with the
Shin tai ryu.
The book is available at:
The practice of Kobudo Nambuhan is
done in the
Shin tai ryu
within the framework of the
Academy of Traditional Martial Arts
The above magazines are available as a book and
first lustrum anniversary of the Riki bu dojo and several
Shin tai ryu, Sho sho ryu, and Muhen ryu and Chanoyu. Right: the
description of the history of the Sho sho ryu and Muhen
ryu (in English).
# The Japanse
A digital portrait of
for printable Japanese text click on the picture
of Mr. Takahashi (above).
Video of a demonstration in Tokyo (Nihon
Kobudo Shinkokai, 2000) by Mr. Takahashi and
Mr. Sterke (5th generation soke Shin tai ryu),
Mr. Sterke is a member of the Nihon
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Mark W.J.M. Sterke & Shin tai ryu, 2012, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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