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Since my official announcement a few years ago, regarding the discovery of Toda Shinryuken’s true identity as Toda Hisajiro, I have pursued more research into his family and their traditions. This has led to numerous more discoveries and even more questions. One question I am often asked is why Toda Hisajiro and his ancestors do not show up in the “official” Togakure Ryu lineage as laid out Read More
  Categories : Ninja Culture  Posted by bkrbudo
In some documents from Japan’s Warring States period coming from the Tohoku and Kanto regions, the term “kusa-chōgi” (草調義) can be found. This roughly translates as “the wit and intelligence of the grass”. As can be expected, there was often skirmishes at the borders of all the various competing lands, each with the desire to expand their territory. Much of the fighting in these battles was done Read More
  Categories : Ninja Culture  Posted by bkrbudo