Ishida Sensei's School of Martial Arts Background
Based on the idea that the traditional Japanese martial arts originated from ancient Shinto, our school maintains that the sword is not merely a tool to kill people with, but to teach and refine them. We are proud of this spirit because it is unparalleled worldwide.
Founded on this spirit, our intentions are to pass along Japanese martial arts, discipline the mind, and strengthen the body. We want to illuminate and reveal a path to a fruitful life that will ultimately contribute to the betterment of society and the world.
Hiroaki Seizan Ishida founded the school in the third year of the Heisei Era (1991) when he inherited "Misogi-ryu Tadaden"; a school which Master Yuzo Sankoku Tada, the founder of Dainihon Misogisho, set up during the 10th to 20th year of the Showa Era (around 1935-1945).
The goals of the school are to: (1) train the body and mind through the practice of traditional Japanese martial arts; and (2) pursue the sacred spirit of the martial arts, which is to avoiding fighting, violence, and bloodshed.
In order to attain these goals, we attempt to transform the common body into a healthy body; and then from a healthy body into a strong body; and finally from a strong body into a harmonious and sanctified body. We attempt to change one's worldly passionate mind into a peaceful mind; and then a peaceful mind into a strong and flexible mind; and finally a strong and flexible mind into an unbounded mind.
In short, our school aims to form a physically and mentally well-balanced human being. This is where the true meaning of Japanese martial arts lies.
The Cardinal Rule
However prosperous, famed, or successful one may be, if a student's mind is insincere, our school will abstain from teaching the martial arts to them.