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Japan Honbu

Sekiguchi Takaaki (Komei)
21st Grandmaster of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu

Sekiguchi Komei is the 21st direct-line headmaster of MJER, having succeeded Onoe Masamitsu, the 20th headmaster in the Yamauchi-ha lineage.

Sekiguchi Komei has spent his lifetime studying and training in the martial arts, and apart from swordsmanship has also reached high levels of skill in such disciplines as Karate, Judo, Kendo and Naginatajutsu.

It’s been Sekiguchi Sensei’s lifes work to take Iaijutsu to the peoples of the world. Sekiguchi Sensei has witnessed over the years a calling for the teachings of budo.

Shimizu Nobuko
Founder of Ryoen Ryu Naginatajutsu

The headmaster and founder of Ryoen Ryu Naginatajutsu is Shimizu Nobuko Sensei. Shimizu Sensei also holds 8th dan ranking in Jikishinkage Ryu Naginatajutsu.

Shimizu Sensei has mastered several arts, including Ocha Tea Ceremony, Kado Flower Arranging, Iaijutsu swordsmanship, and Kyudo classical archery.

Ryouen Ryu Naginatajutsu is the creation of Shimizu Nobuko Sensei after a lifetime of training in Jikishinkage Ryu Naginatajutsu, Ogasawara Ryu Reiho-gaku, and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu.