Kanzaki Masaru Sensei and his students demonstrating Shojitsu Kenrikata Ichi-ryu Katchu Batto-jutsu during the 42nd Nihon Kobudo Embutaikai held at the Nippon Budokan on February 3rd, 2019. The event also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Nihon Kobudo Kyokai. Shingyoto-ryu iwas founded in 1682 by Iba Hideaki on the basis of the Hon Shinto-ryu school. The name refers to the relationship between the heart or spirit (shin), the form (gyo) and the sword (to). It teaches kenjutsu, with techniques of long (odachi), short (kodachi), two sabers (nitto) as well as techniques of iaijutsu, battōjutsu and naginata (halberd).