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Meifu Shinkage Ryu New Jersey Keikokai



Shuriken is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing. This type of martial art is commonly known as Shuriken Jutsu.

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Shurikenjutsu is a martial arts discipline which doesn't need an extraordinary physical condition and/or previous martial arts experience; in our school everyone practice it under a non-competitive atmosphere.

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Fundo Kusari also known as Kusari Fundo or Manriki Gusari (鎖分銅) is the second major weapon taught in Meifu Shinkage-ryû. A safety Fundo Kusari, made of a plastic chain and a soft “weight”, is used to teach novice practitioners in a safe manner. The standard fundo kusari in Meifu Shinkage-ryū is between 72 and 76 centimetres long, and weights in between 180 to 200 grams.


Meifu Shinkage-ryū (明府真影流) is a modern martial arts school that teaches the ancient art of Shuriken Jutsu. It was founded by Chikatoshi Someya (染谷親俊 Someya Chikatoshi) in the 1970s and currently have several branches around the world. Otsuka Yasuyuki Sensei is the current Soke and head of the organization.


Meifu Shinkage-ryû (MSR) teaches skills using throwing spikes called Bo-Shuriken (棒手裏剣), Fundo Kusari (分銅鎖) and concealed weapons called Shoken (分銅鎖) that are part of a specialized category of hidden weapons, known as kakushi-buki (隠し武器).

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