Shoden Omori-Ryu Seiza No Bu Waza
Originally Eishin Ryu consisted of crouching (tatehiza) and standing (tachiwaza) techniques. As the Tokugawa Shogunate became established in 1603 the status and role of the Samurai class changed requiring their involvement in formal and ritualised situations formal settings as a consequence they need to devise techniques to tackle these situations.
Omori Rokurozaemen an expert (tatsujin) in Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu combined five kenjutsu paired fencing (kumitachi) techniques and sword drawing (battojutsu) techniques with the rituals of the formal tea ceremony which all began from the traditional seated-kneeling position. The 9th Generation Headmaster incorporated these seiza waza into Eishin Ryu to create the Shoden level set we learn today.
There are eleven waza in the shoden set noteable because they use the Omori-Ryu or 'O' Chiburi 'wet umbrella' chiburi and for their slow, smooth and gracefully sweeping noto.
This set is one of, (if not the) first sets you'll learn as a practitioner in our art as it contains variations and practical applications of the fundamental techniques of the Eishin Ryu art.