Ono Ha Ittō Ryū (小野派一刀流) is the Kenjutsu (剣術) school, founded by Ono Jiroemon Tadaaki (1565–1628), himself student and immediate successor of the famous Japanese swordsman Ittōsai Kagehisa (1550-1644), founder of the Ittō-ryū (一刀流, one sword or one stroke) school of sword fighting.
Sasamori Takemi, is presently the 17th Sōke of Ono Ha Ittō Ryū. He took the role of the preservation of the system from his father, Sasamori Junzō, in 1975. Sasamori Takemi was born in Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture in 1933. He studied at Duke and Hartford divinity in the States and continues to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Christian scholar. Sasamori Takemi, resides in Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō, Japan. He learned Ono Ha Ittō Ryū from his father, Sasamori Junzō, the 16th Sōke, and has been studying it for over 60 years.
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