1. True History of Iai-do `Hidden Truth`
y1zIntroduction @The beginning of discord of orthodox group and collateral group
@About genealogy fabrication
@@ @@I have been skeptic for a long time about the birth of Tanimura orthodox faction and Shimomura collateral faction, and also about the discord between them. I have had wondered whether I should take off the small fish bone stuck in my throat, or leave it there. I came to understand that I could figure out this doubt by researching the 9th headmaster in Tosa, HAYASHI Rokudayu Masamori himself, and his clan. Although this clan produced 4 orthodox headmasters, there is no mention of them in historical documents in both direct and collateral lines. This was hidden and no one could refer to it. The only reference found about the 9th headmaster mentioned that he had been an apprentice of Ohmori Rokuro-emon in sword-fighting.

           I luckily belong to the orthodox school. All Japan Kendo Federation adopted the Iai from collateral sect after the WWII and used Ski Journal Publishing Inc. as a running dog. In Kendo Nippon Monthly, the Federation featured special editions repeatedly, and also published many books on collateral Iai-do. It claimed over and over the legitimacy of lineage which had been fabricated. In these journals and books, it inserted fabricated lineage. It had the collateral line slickly descended from the Orthodox and forced its line into the Orthodox. For so long the Federation claimed this to the public, crime piled up, and covered up its negative legacy without regretting.

           Moreover, its arbitrary historical view sees no end. It started to criticize not only about the master clan who had been deceased, but also about the techniques. This can be seen in gMuso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Full Interpretationh by IWATA Ken-ichi, Kendo Nippon Monthly, (November 2002.)

           This placed photographs of the headmasters OHE (17th), HOKIYAMA (18th), and FUKUI (19th), infringing portrait right. It also objected repeatedly the issue of who were headmasters and not. This method was succeeded from Introduction to Iai-do (1968) written by certain KAMO. It also was a serial from Detailed Analysis of Iai, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu by MITANI, which objected to the succession issue at the orthodox masterfs clan. The highlight of this book is a very neat calligraphy at the end. It reads YAMAMOTO Seisuke, 18th. But, this is a lie. Mr. Ohshima, chairman of the All Japan Kendo Federation, highly praised as gclear-cuth Iai. This book was also published from Ski Journal Inc.

            A lineage can be considered as a family register now. The precise title of the lineage under discussion is Han Chu-Senzo Keizuchou (ancestral lineage of the clan). The Federation seemed to violate commercial law by this exaggerated advertisement and also violate criminal law as fraud.

@Nakayama Hakudoh and Shinden-Ryu

@@@@With what evidences did the collateral sect stepped into the legitimate headmasterfs clan without permission? Now we get to the connection between NAKAYAMA Hakudo and the collateral lines. Nakayama jumped at the fake sword fighting technique with noisy footwork. He carelessly either bought or was made to buy the Tosa Shin-den Ryu Book of Secret from a Tosa-born politician named HOSOKAWA who was a fake Iai instructor. Nakayama had identified his fake beginnerfs forms as Ohmori Ryu for a while. As he bought this Book of Secret, he suddenly started Shin-den Ryu. He called Shin-den Ryu immediately after the legitimate 18th headmaster Hokiyama passed away. Nakayama claimed that he combined techniques of Eishin Ryu intermediate and Ohmori Ryu beginner forms. This was deformation aimed for the elderly. I suspect that Nakayama could not stand the hard training with Seiza and Tatehiza which force callus knees. Today, practitioners can find knee pads at stores, lessen the pain, but before the WWII, Iai training was said to be of infernal toughness.

              By the way, when I first started practicing Iai, I felt that I couldn't endure even for 3 months. Others felt the same way. Having water on my knees, feeling electrical sensations, I jumped up with pain when my knees touched the floor. I used to be weary of my master, 21st headmaster's determined trainings. And advanced rank forms techniques waited knee burns from frictions against the floor.  These trainings were the most difficult ones even for athletes such as Kendo, Judo and others, or Zen practitioners. Most definitely, even monks would flee away. When I took a day off, knee callus got thinner. The training would be difficult for people in their 40s or older. The fake sword-man Nakayama, unable to endure his pain, established a fake new school that imitated the fake collateral line Iai.

Here, a new fake Iai-do sword-fighting school, Shin-den Ryu was born.
It was 1935 (10th year of Showa.) Suddenly, techniques formerly called Ohmori Ryu turned into Shin-den Ryu.
Nakayama was treated as a VIP in the world of Kendo, and also an apprentice of a certain NEGISHI at sword-fighting school, Shindo-Munen Ryu. At this time, Nakayama knew he couldn't make his livings by just teaching Kendo or sword fight. The heritage from Negishi, Yushin-kan Dojo, had been burnt down by second arson.