The character of Shisei Ryu School results directly from its name, which is written in kanji characters :
至 SHI – 誠SEI – 流 RYU
The very word 誠 SEI means: honest, sincere. In conjunction with the sign 至 SHI it means sincerity or just honesty. Honesty in our understanding is openness to express our thoughts, feelings, insights according with the concept of our own reality. It is also an openness to new knowledge, or experience, which is very important for us, the value by which we should strive with all our heart. Often honesty, is also the ability to adopt a constructive criticism and conscious of the analysis to our continuous development. Only that what is open and honest leads to the growth of one’s development and benefits into our lives. These two characters are written with a third 流 RYU, which means school or style. The easiest way to say it is that Shisei Ryu is a school in which we learn the art of Japanese fencing based on the foundation of which is honesty.
Shisei Ryu school from a formal point of view has its own structure, its own logo and an education system. On the other hand, from a technical point of view, based on the craftsmanship of the Japanese sword. In our school we learn both sword fencing, as well as techniques in: Aiki-Jitsu, jo jitsu and Kobu Jitsu. In this way we get the full message which carries the art of war (hyo ho), that is based on the strategy of fighting.
Shisei Ryu as a whole is also a philosophical aspect in the context of Budojako, the way to approach a personal development – menkyo kaiden.
That’s why we put a strong emphasis on the understanding of techniques and knowledge of the principles that govern it. The necessary thing in the whole process of learning in the School of Shisei Ryu is the honest approach to life by training under the traditional system of Shu-Ha-Ri.