Cutting Edge Issue 2 - Page 5

Kuroda Han Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu Heiho, Aratsu-kai A 600-year-old traditional Japanese sword style, with a well-documented and very distinguished history. This particular sword group was sent to serve, protect and advise Lord Kuroda, Lord of Kyushu. Kamachi Genzaburo Shigenami was the 13th Dai Soke (Headmaster) for 56 years, from 1942-1998. Paul Araki-Metcalfe, Shihan, heads the school in Perth, Western Australia. In the next issue of Cutting Edge, Paul outlines the school and gives some insight into the background to this slowly disappearing style of swordmanship. CUTTING EDGE | 3