Teruhisa Nanno Sensei & Guneikan dojo

Who is Teruhisa Nanno?

Teruhisa Nanno Sensei, Menkyo Kaiden, Hanshi 8th dan

Teruhisa Nanno, is Menkyo Kaiden, Hanshi 8th dan of Iaido granted by the 22nd Soke Ikeda Takashi Seiko of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu who is also the president of Zen Nihon Iaido Renmei.

Guneikan situated at Kasugai–shi, Aichi Pref., Japan is Nanno Sensei’s Iaido dojo where the legitimate Iaido secret traditionally handed down for 400 years long are being instructed on every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Nanno Sensei has published his Iaido manual written in English as well as in Japanese for the purpose to make the Iaido students understand the spirits and the techniques of the Iaido and to diffuse the Iaido not only in Japan but also all over the world.

Fortunately Mr P Chadburn and Mr Ernie Blackburn who are the head coaches of the British Iaido Association and European Iaido Association are coming to Japan regularly every year and have the very hard severe Iaido lesson day and night for one week at Guneikan dojo. Now, they are going to teach legitimate Iaido to their disciples in England and Europe as the eminent instructors worthy of the representatives of Nanno Sensei.

Besides them, there are so many none Japanese having the passion for Iaido. Some of them are coming directly to Guneikan dojo and the rest have the contact with Nanno Sensei through the Iaido manual and the attached DVD.

Someday in the near future, Nanno Sensei shall be in England and in Europe in order to supervise the Iaido situation under the support of the BIA and EIA.

Last of all the Nanno Sensei is 77 years old, and would like to spend the rest of his life according to the instruction of the Iaido secret, that is, ‘never draw the sword, never be injured by the opponent, never injure the opponent then complete the calm and peaceful life with self–control’.

May 20, 2010
Teruhisa Nanno

Below is some further information on Teruhisa Nanno Sensei’s Dojo and his philosophies. There is also a brief explanation of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and the lineage of his sword work written by him for us to use here on the British Iaido Association website.

Guneikan Dojo.

Guneikan dojo was established in 2001 at Kashugai–shi, Aichi–pref, Japan as the Iaido dojo where the legitimate Iaido has been instructed by Teruhisa Nanno, Menkyo Kaiden Hanshi 8th dan of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu.

Iaido is the secret Japanese original martial art to cut down the opponent at an instant of drawing the sword traditionally handed down for 400 years.

Accordingly, the master of Iaido must always keep the calm mind with self–control not to have an opportunity to draw the sword.

With my best regards,
Teruhisa Nanno.

Guneikan Digest.

  1. No gain without the severe legitimate practise!
  2. Pave your own way through the Iaido secret!
  3. Bring up your disciples as the successors!
  4. Attain higher perception “Nobody fight against you like as against a wooden cock”!
With my best regards,
Teruhisa Nanno.

A brief history of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu.

It is said that Iaido was originated as the technique of drawing the sword by Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu who was born in 1549 at the Sagami province in Kanto district.

The 7th Soke Hasegawa Hidenobu who was the eminent master of military arts was instructed Iaido by the 6th Soke Banno Nobusada from 1717 to 1735, then he completed the legitimate Iaido named Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu.

Since the, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu has been succeeded legitimately up to the 22nd Soke Ikeda Takashi Seiko.

With my best regards,
Teruhisa Nanno.

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