Thread: yamato ryu
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
Chris Covington
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Re: yamato ryu

Mr. Sato Kinbei was a student of Mr. Yamamoto Kakuyoshi, Takeda Sokaku sensei's last student. Mr. Yamamoto seems to have had a reputation of being very generous with densho and ranks and members of his lineage do the same. Another densho collector Mr. Tanemura Shoto of Genbukan ninja fame claims to hold a menkyo kaiden in Daito-ryu from this line (via Mr. Sato Kinbei I think). I'm not sure how you get a menkyo kaiden in an art when your teacher and your teacher's teacher never had one, but what do I know?

BTW anyone interested in purchasing... I mean earning a menkyo kaiden in Togakure-ryu ninjutsu just email me...

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