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Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu
Iaido and Kenjutsu Seminar

4-6 Dec 2009

Zingg's Karate Center
111 W 2nd Ave
Ranson, WV 25438

     The philosophy of Tenshinshou-Jigenryu-Hyouhou is to have pride in the five virtues; Humanity, Justice, propriety, wisdom and faith, and to cultivate the spirit of simplicity and fortitude, and to foster a kind of spirit that can contribute, as a Japanese, to the international community. Tenshinshou-Jigenryu-Hyouhou was initiated about a thousand years ago.

     It can be said that it is one of the oldest martial arts in Japan.It is a synthesized martial art, composed of arts such as the art of Japanese sword, Iai, Jujitsu, the art of the spear and the art of Nagamaki. The training begins with the study of techniques, but the spiritual development as a human-being is the greatest goal.Tenshinshou-Jigenryu-Hyouhou enhances the spiritual growth as a human-being by studying the martial arts comprehensively, beginning with the study of the philosophy of the art of Japanese sword, and Jujitsu; which has an element of self defense.

     It is written in history that because Tenshinshou-Jigenryu is the heir of Kamakuraryuuhyouhou, which is the succession of Minamoto-Yoshiie , Setoguchi-Bizennokami-Masamoto followed that connection and entered into Satsuma. The art of Tenshinshou-Jigenryu was very complete, even among the martial arts of that  time, so in Satsuma, Tenshinshou-Jigenryu hid all its arts and theories of tactics as a secret weapon. It can be speculated that Tenshinshou-Jigenryu’s skill to subvert the enemy with just one blow, immediately after drawing the sword, which goes against the theory that one fights after the sword is drawn, must have been miraculous.The speed of 0.5 seconds to make the blow seems beyond human, and still overwhelms the people of today. 

     Master Genshin Ueno, The 27th soke of the generation left Kyusyu Statsuma for the first time in 500 years in 1946, and opened Tenshinshou-Jigenryu to the world.He trained many students until he passed away in 1972. Master Doushin Ueno, the 29th soke and Master Kagenori Ueno,the chief instructor, and the 28th soke, who are lineal heirs of Tenshinshou-Jigenryu, have held the sword since they were 3 years old, and are still continuing their training.

Friday         5pm-----8pm


Saturday    10am-----12pm




Sunday       10am-----12am




$50.00 Friday, $75.00 Saturday or Sunday,

$125 if you register for all three days.

Pre-registration highly recomended. Due to a limited amount of space to train, so anyone wanting to "Pay at the Door" it will be on a "first come - first serve" basis.

Please let us know you are coming so we can reserve a space for you.

**Cash, Check, Credit Cards   (Visa, MC, AE, Discover, Diners Club)**

We are purposely keeping the costs low due to the down turn in the economy in order to ensure that as many people can participate at a reasonable cost as possible.

Please help us out by letting us know you will be attending.

Thank you.









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Robert Zingg, Zingg's Karate Center 111 W. 2nd Ave. Ranson, WV 25438   (304) 725-3639


For information please contact: Sensei Rob Zingg, (rzingg@email.com)

or Sensei Tom McDermott (email: (Bushinkan@yahoo.com)


English language website: http://www.jigenryu.jp/             

Zingg’s Karate website:   http://www.zinggskarate.cmasdirect.com/


Due to the use of live blades during the seminar,
we reserve the right to refuse entry to persons at our discretion for safety reasons.