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Meifu Shinkage Ryu

About Meifu Shinkage Ryu

The art of Thrusting Bo-Shuriken

Meifu Shinkage Ryu

Meifu Shinkage-ryū (MSR) is a modern Japanese Martial Art. The techniques taught are part of an almost forgotten skill-set, going back to some of the warrior arts of the samurai and ninja of ancient Japan. If you always wanted to learn how to throw the Japanese throwing nail, you have come to the right address.

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Authorized Learning

Our school is the official Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada Branch, headed by Chris de Feijter. He is a private student of the current headmaster in Japan, Otsuka-sensei.

In Meifu Shinkage Ryu various small handheld weapons are studied: the Bo-Shuriken, the Fundo-kusari, and the Shoken. In addition, skills with the katana (Japanese sword)  and hanbo (short stick) are also studied when members advance through their skill development.

A dedicated website explains the full extent of learning and studying Meifu Shinkage Ryu in Canada. Please note that personal instruction is available to individuals in the tri-community in La Ronge and other learning opportunities for people in other provinces. We have students in Saskatchewa, Alberts, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, and even the United States.

If you are interested in this exciting and unique martial art, please visit the dedicated website to much more details. Meifu Shinkage Ryu is available for kids ages 8+ (special adopted version called Shurikendo®, as well as for teenagers and adults (regular training).

Left to right: Marco Pilato Shihan, Otsuka-Soke, Chris de Feijter (Branch Chief), Tom Gillis (Keikokai Leader)
Class Schedule
Friday 6:30 pm - 8:30 PM
Private Class On Request

Very old Traditions

“I love Meifu Shinkage Ryu. The way Otsuka-sensei brings the martial art to live is extraordinary. .“

Meifu Shinkage Ryu (MSR) is a modern martial art, based on old martial traditions. Small handheld weapons that were used by the samurai and ninja are studied.

The skills are based on very old methods used in Katori Shinto-ryu and Masaki-ryu. Practicing MSR is done as a modern martial art in an engaging manner.

Yes, but let's talk about that in person.

Novice practitioners start training in a regular karate uniform ($70). After a few months, they can upgrade to what is known as a Iaido uniform: a hakama and keikogi ($120 - $200).


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Frequently Asked About Training

… and answers too.

The monthly cost to participate in training sessions is a flat fee of $50. This includes unlimited sessions on the Friday, as well as additional training sessions online when available.

Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu use weapons that can be used to harm others. Since our school is a member of the Saskatchewan Martial Arts Association, we follow their guidelines for safe training.

Yes, as long as individuals have a clear criminal record, the following is irrelevant: physical condition, gender, age. So anyone is welcome as the training is adapted to your level of development.

Training Demonstration

Below is a special interview with the MSR headmaster, Otsuka-Soke.