Sabutai Musashi

Sabutai Musashi began his training as a young boy in 1966 under Grandmaster Yoshiaki Musashi, from whom he inherited the title of Grandmaster and the Ninkage ryu bujutsu style. Ninkage ryu is a complete martial arts system that includes weapons study like Kenjutsu, the art of the sword and Iaijutsu, the sword art of harmonizing the draw and cut. Ninkage ryu also incorporates bare-handed techniques and internal arts. Within the internal arts are Kokyu no michi, the way of the breath; Mushin no michi, the way of no mind; Ki ku no michi, the way of the spirit of the void; Aiki no kime, focus of spirit harmony; Kokoro me no michi, the way of the mind's eye; and Mekura waza, blind technique. Undefeated in bare knuckle, full-contact fighting, he was inducted into the United States Karate Alliance (USKA) Hall of Fame in July 1992. A nearly fatal car crash in 1991 paralyzed his left side. The doctors told him he would never do martial arts or even walk again. Despite this, he has been teaching for over 40 years.