MUSO JIKIDEN EISHIN RYU

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EISHIN RYU

founded in the 1600's by a man named Hayashisaki Jinsuke Minamoto no Shigenobu who was born in the Oshu province in 1546 the school was practiced by an unbroken line of headmasters until a man named Oe Masamichi who became the 17th and last undisputed headmaster, from here the school became quite fragmanted, however it was during the time of Masamichi Sensei that the school was formalised and the two branches of Shimomura-Ha and Tanimura-Ha were brought together the number of techniques reduced from around 160 and grouped together as we know them today, after this time the school became known as muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, today it is probably the most widely praciced style of Japanese swordsmanship worldwide.