Hoki-ryu (Hōki-ryū, 伯耆流) is a traditional sword school from the 17th century. It focuses on rapidly drawing the sword (iai) as a reaction to an attack. This is trained both in single and partnered practice with wooden and metal swords.
“Nakazono-ha” was added to the name of the school by Kumai sensei in 2012 to show respect for his own teacher, Nakazono Yoshio, on the one hand, and to specify our style of Hoki-ryu, on the other, since it differs from that of other groups in some aspects. For more information on these differences, please refer to the following paragraphs on “Organisation” and “Curriculum”.