Kaze Arashi Ryu

Loughborough Students’ Kaze Arashi Ryu is a society dedicated to the practice of Kaze Arashi Ryu a unique Japanese battlefield art.

Sessions are held……
Weekly sessions are taught by Sensei William Grayson, a Loughborough Student with over 10yrs experience in Kaze Arashi Ryu. Throughout the year there will also be chances to get involved with seminars and courses, the most notable being an annual seminar with KAR Chief Instructor, Sensei Henri Robert Vilaire.

You can get in contact with us via email: W.R.Grayson-19@student.lboro.ac.uk or via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loughboroughstudentskazearashiryu/

Please find below some brief information about Kaze Arashi Ryu:

Kaze Arashi Ryu is a Martial/Military system that encompasses the study of several arts. The principal arts are those of:
- Aiki JuJutsu: The art of receiving and redirecting an opponent's energy through throws, joint manipulation and other principles of body mechanics and movement.
- Atemi Jutsu: The art of striking to vital targets and pressure points with the hands, arms, feet and other body parts.
- Ken Jutsu: The art of fighting with blades, including all lengths of swords and knives. Jo Jutsu: The art of fighting with staves, or sticks, of all lengths.

In addition to the above four ‘pillars’ of the system there are other, supportive arts such as.

- Tessen Jutsu: The art of communicating and fighting with a metal fan.
- Obi Tai Waza: The art of restraining and controlling an attacker by means of a strap and/or a rope.
These arts are categorized separately for the purpose of learning them in a curriculum but in reality they are all combined together in one totally integrated system.

The above mentioned arts are underpinned by five fundamental principles, those of:
1. Toate no Jutsu: The art of physically and mentally affecting an opponent to put him in a state of unbalance. This includes methods to connect or communicate intent and positions that weaken the opponent’s body.
2. Tai Ichi: Body as one. The art of starting from and moving through your centre to ensure you are always in balance and able to move from one position to another, with or without a weapon. Ken Tai Ichi, for example, is the state of ‘being one’ with the weapon as you move in combat.
3. Taisabaki: Body movement and positioning; the principle of moving from one position to another depending on whether you are attacking or defending. This enables you to move from one circle to another, without interrupting the flow of energy.
4. Ryu Ha: The principle of planning, both on an individual basis or from a group perspective; the fundamental principles on which a Ryu (martial school or tradition) is based.
5. In Yo Ho: Commonly referred to as yin/yang, this principle involves the use of opposing forces that when combined together, maximize the effectiveness of the technique.