Introduction to shuriken and a short History of the

Enmei Ryu Tantogata Shuriken

There are two basic types of shuriken, bo shuriken, or long thin blades, and hira shuriken also called shaken , or flat, star-shaped or lozenge-shaped blades. The basic method of throwing of the shuriken varies little between schools, the main differences being the shape of the blades and their use. The earliest mention of throwing blades comes from Ganritsu Ryu, founded by Matsubayashi Henyasai, a professional swordsman in service of the 18th lord of Matsuhiro in Kanei, around 1624. This...

Max Range Of A Shuriken Real Life

Saito Morihiro Negishi Ryu

Throwing the blade during a sword cut There are also techniques that involve throwing shuriken while holding a sword. Because the throwing position of the right hand, and the throwing action of the right hand is the same as the position and action of the right hand as it holds and cuts with a sword, the two weapons can be blended in such a way that they do not adversely affect the movement of each other. There are 5 forms in a kata called Tojustsu Kumikomi no Kata, see fig. 37 where the sword...