Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu, Miyamoto Musashi's School - Instituto Niten

Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu

Miyamoto Musashi's School

Sensei Jorge Kishikawa (à direita) e Wenzel Bohm demonstrando Niten Ichi Ryu no Dia do Samurai (24/04/2006)

Nafuda do Niten Ichi Ryu

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Members of the Niten Institute and their respective Niten Ichi Ryu degrees.

Shoden - 1st scroll
Tchuden - 2nd scroll
Okuden - scroll of advanced teachings
Menkyo - scroll of complete teachings
Menkyo Kaiden - master's scroll

The Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu is the Kenjutsu school created by the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645).

Musashi Sensei, as called by the school students, won more than 60 life and death duels, in the search for invencibility. The techniques and strategies used in these duels are still preserved today through the practice of the Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu. They are most famous for its techniques using two swords simultaneously (Nito), capable of winning the most formidable opponents that Musashi Sensei fought.

The name of the school - that also gives name to our Institute Niten - means "School of Two Heavens as One". It is a reference to the two swords techniques.
Musashi Sensei was also an important paintor and sculptor in its time. Even today in his art pieces you can see signs of his genious mind and ability with the sword. "Niten" was also the name which he signed his works of art.

TECHNIQUES The Niten Ichi Ryu is famous for its two swords techniques.
There is also techniques with the long sword (Tachi) and short swort (Kodachi) separately, as well as techniques with a long wooden staff (Bo).
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Musashi's School nowadays

To understand Musashi Sensei in modern days, me best way is to practice in his school, the living legacy of his techniques, strategies and philosophy.

Today the head of the school is Sensei Yoshimochi Kiyoshi, the 12th successor (Soke) of the Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu. Yoshimochi Sensei is son of the late Gosho Motoharu Sensei, Shihan (great master) of the 9th generation of the school.

Succession cerimony of Musashi Sensei's School on TV with Soke Yoshimochi Kiyoshi. Oita province Japanese television - OBS NEWS

Sensei Jorge Kishikawa is disciple of Yoshimochi Kiyoshi Soke and was also from his father, Gosho Motoharu Shihan, from which Jorge Kishikawa Sensei received the Menkyo Kaiden, the highest degree of the school. The Niten Institute is today the biggest group of Niten Ichi Ryu practicioners in the World, with aproximately 800 members in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico, Portugal and United States.

Speech - 20 Years of the Niten Institute

Yoshimochi Kiyoshi Soke's speech - recorded for the Solemn Act in the Legislative Assembly of the City of Sao Paulo regarding of the Niten Institute's 20 years celebration in August 2013