Saruta Soke and Forestieri Sensei 04-21-2013Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke (Ryu Sei Ken) standing with our Chief Instructor, Salvatore Forestieri Sensei during private training at Headquarters Dojo, Osaka Japan. Reviewing a live blade, Naginata  weaponry from 1500 circa.

Ryu Sei Ken translated literally meaning School of Sword or School with Spirit of Sword.

Ryu Sei Kenjutsu is headed by Saruta Soke, and approved by the Japanese Government. Saruta Sensei was asked to oversee Nakamura Ryu, ranked Hachidan (8th Dan), and chose not to do so. He continues  to spread the teachings of Ryu Sei Ken internally and outside of Japan Internationally.

Our Ryu Sei Ken (Kenjutsu) classes are conducted by Chief Instructor Salvatore Forestieri who holds rank of (5th Dan Godan)  received directly from Saruta Soke , Osaka Japan. Salvatore Forestieri has also received a very honorable awards from Saruta Soke when training and competing in Japan. Our Instructor feels Honored and Privileged to teach and disseminate Ryu Sei Kenjutsu with Saruta Sokes’ accreditation. Forestieri Sensei is one of the most highest Dan ranked persons in the United States.

Ryu Sei Ken classes you will begin to train with a bokken (wooden sword) learning basic cuts and fighting positions. Ryu Sei Ken consists of the following:

Iaido:  In the kata teachings of Ryu Sei Ken, there are 8 forms that represent the kumitachi’s and batto-do. Learning to perform Shidachi’s role. (defender) Kata #7 and # 8 are taught at the higher Dan grades. 

Kenjitsu: practice of 6 tachi ai (kumitachi) demonstrating both roles of the practice learning 12 forms of uchidachi and shidachi roles.

Shizan: The way of embracing combat through goshinken for senior students or other members who like to participate in these  supervised practice exercises.

Batto-do: Cutting of test target/s executing certain cutting angles, patterns and directions of clean cuts, while controlling the mind and body through execution of cutting techniques, building practical sword skills!

Illinois Ryu Sei Ken aka Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo is the only Ryu Sei Ken dojo in the Midwest Region affiliated directly to the International Batto-do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan. For more information about Sword Master Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke the International Batto-do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan, please see link at top of the page. If you or your school or study group is serious about learning Ryu Sei Ken, please contact us. All Dan Ranking comes from the International Batto-do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan Headquarters.

 Thank you for your interest.

© 2020 Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo  All rights reserved.