Denkei 傳系
(historical lineage of Soke)

1. Someya Chikatoshi 染谷親俊
2. Otsuka Yasuyuki 大塚保之

Rekishi 歴史

Meifu Shinkage Ryu is a school of Japanese martial arts Shuriken Jutsu, Fundo Kusari Jutsu Jutsu, Shoken Jutsu, Onken Jutsu and other Kakushi Buki (hidden weapons). The techniques of this school take pride in great depth of knowledges taught in the areas of training and their precise implementation. The founder of this school was Someya Chikatoshi, who has studied his entire life Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu under a teacher Sugino Yoshio, who was an important representative and teacher of this school. He received excellent skills in techniques Shuriken Jutsu, which was based on the traditions of the school Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. It is said that during his studies, these techniques are perfected.

In 1960 he founded on the basis of his skills and knowledges school Meifu Shinkage Ryu to be able to pass these techniques to other followers. Someya Sensei was also a researcher in the field of Shuriken Jutsu. He studied many styles, different types of shurikens acquainted with their properties. He carefully studied the flight characteristics Shurikens of different lengths and shapes. Trying to figure out what works best. In June 1999 Someya Sensei died and so the school moved to Otsuka Yasuyuki, who studied under his leadership since 1985. Today the school center is in Chiba Prefecture 千叶 in Ichikawa 市 川 where Otsuka Sensei pass these techniques to new generation of students. Otsuka Sensei began in 2010 to teach beyond Japan to expand his art among people across the world. During the year attending seminars both in Europe and the Americas. Since 2011 he every year regularly leads his seminars in Prague.

Name of Meifu Shinkage Ryu consists 5 chinese characters. Mei 明, Fu 府, Shin 真, Kage 影, a ryu 流 and each of them has their own meaning.

„Mei „明“ means clear. It is also used for smart, wise and knowledgeable person.

„Fu „府“ is an organization in which these people gather.

„Shin „真“ means true.

„Kage „影“ means shadow or the back side of all things.

The combination of these two characters means that every truth has its opposite or back side and the truth and shadow are inseparable as the two sides of the coin. Like “Kyo-jitsu” “虚 実” (truth and lies) or “In-Yo” “阴阳” (light and dark).

The fifth character “流” means a stream or flow. Many Japanese martial schools have at the end of the name of the character which wish to pass the art from a master to students and create the endless flow of water, which originates in the mountains, flows through the plains and flows into the Sea.

To summarize above, students Meifu Shinkage Ryu should understand that everything in this world has two sides. Student needs to gain wisdom, to be able to distinguish between truth and its shadow (Shinkage) plus colleagues to help him in school Meifu Shinkage Ryu. Name of the school Meifu Shinkage Ryu is the message of its founder Someya Sensei.