The Oldest Kendo Master
by Caleb Morris
Who is the oldest known kendo master? What era did he live in and later die in? I do not mean disrespect in any way.
There are two old schools that are seen as the origin of all the kenjutsu
The founder of Nen-ryū
was Sōma Shirō Yoshimoto
era to Muromachi
The founder of Shintō-ryū
was Iizasa Chōisai Ienao
The years of their birth and death are from Japanese Wikipedia.
It looks like Nen-ryū
is the oldest school so we could say that Jion
is the oldest. However, he also learned from his teachers so it is hard for us to know who was the oldest.
Hope this helps.
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