Bokuden ryū 卜傳流 was founded by Tanaka Buhei in the late 16th century, and specializes in kenjutsu (swordsmanship).
The school traces its origins back to the famous Tsukuhara Bokuden. The founder named his school after Bokuden as a tribute to his teacher.
Currently Bokuden ryū is located in Hirosaki, Japan and is led by Koyama Hidehiro (15th generation headmaster and successor to the school)
Oyama-family has led the school for a 10 generations. Before the Meiji-restauration the family taught the daimyo (lords) of Tsugaru for several generations.
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