Statement


STATEMENT 1

There is only one Shinto Muso Ryu Jojitsu. The meaning of Shinto or Shindo is almost the same. Shinto means "the divine way". Nowadays, Shindo means "the true way". Later, this name was adjusted by Shimizu Takaji in to Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. (1939) Many system names changed in a later period by the popular addition"do". We will call it "Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo".

 

STATEMENT 2

There is only one way to practice and study Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. The name "Seitei" was introduced in 1968 by the Japanese Kendo Federation. During that time the examination requirements for this Federation were modified. Cadidates for Nidan in Kendo needed some knowledge of Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. At the request of this Federation Shimizu Takaji Shihan has chosen 12 kata. So far no problem, because seitei was only meant for the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei and no one else. But... Western people made unbeseeming abuse of this situation and pretended that this is (modern) Jodo. Nowadays among western insistence this is even supported by japanese(!) It is not complete and does not cover the original system of the Shindo Muso Ryu. In many cases their robotic performance of kata often looks like a hesitant step-by-step method, like a beginner learns.