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Tameshi Ittō-ryū (試一刀流?) is the sword fighting style used by the Yamada Clan.

Overview

After completing their training in the Yamada Dojo, the Yamada Asaemon are capable of utilizing their blade testing skills in combat. The level of skill a Yamada Asaemon has with the Tameshi Ittō-ryu partially determines the ranking within the Yamada clan. Each Yamada Asaemon have their own variation of the Tameshi Ittō-ryu.

Techniques

Sagiri's Techniques

  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Armor Splitter (試一刀流 具足割 Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Gusokuwari?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting: Armor Splitter): Sagiri swings her sword towards her opponent to counter an oncoming attack. This is called Ittō-ryū: Armor-Splitter in the Viz Manga.

Tensa's Techniques

Yamada Asaemon Tensa utilizes his speed in conjunction with his swordplay. With this attribute, Tensa is capable of rapidly cutting his opponent before they are given a chance to react. Though effective, Shion notes that without proper movements, Tensa's techniques were poorly executed.

  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū Oku-Waza: Roaring Rain (試一刀流奥技 篠突く雨 Tameshi Ittō-ryū Oku-Waza: Shinotsukuame?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting Back Technique: Roaring Rain): Taking Shion's criticism into account, Tensa rapidly slashes his opponent with proper movements. This is called Ittō-ryū Ultimate: Pounding Torrent in the Viz Manga.

Shion's Techniques

With his ability to sense Tao, and high knowledge of swordsmanship, Yamada Asaemon Shion is able to execute instantaneous sword strikes.

  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Demon Rain (試一刀流 鬼雨 Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Oni Ame?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting: Demon Rain): A sword technique where Shion swings his sword simultaneously from above and below to cut his opponent. This is called Ittō-ryū School: Fiend's Flurry in the Viz Manga.
  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Long Autumn Rains (試一刀流 秋霖 Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Shūrin?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting: Long Autumn Rains): While in the air, Shion drops downwards delivering a series of quick slashes. This is called Ittō-ryū School: Autumn Rains in the Viz Manga.
  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Autumn Shower (試一刀流 村時雨 Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Mura Shigure?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting: Autumn Shower): Either using the normal grip or the reverse-grip style, Shion swings his sword to unleash instantaneous slashes that shreds his targets to bits. This is called Ittō-ryū School: Harvest Shower in the Viz Manga.

Shugen's Techniques

Yamada Asaemon Shugen's use of the Tameshi Ittō-ryū involves the combined copied strengths of the ranked Yamada Asaemon to his swordsmanship. By bringing out their skills in battle, Shugen causes his opponent to sense that they are fighting more than one opponent.

  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Helmet Splitter — Genji Version (試一刀流 兜割 源嗣追悼 Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Kabutowari — Genji Bājon?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting: Helmet Splitter — Genji Version): Shugen uses the imitated wrist strength of Yamada Asaemon Genji to apply a huge amount of force to his sword, causing his opponent to fall forward. This is called Ittō-ryū School: Helmsplitter Genji Style in the Viz Manga.
  • Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Helmet Drop — Genji Version (試一刀流兜落 源嗣追悼 Tameshi Ittō-ryū: Kabutōchi — Genji Bājon?, Literally meaning: One Sword Style Test Cutting: Helmet Drop — Genji Version): Shugen uses the imitated strength of Yamada Asaemon Genji to apply force to a single swing of his sword. This is called Ittō-ryū School: Helm Divest Genji Style in the Viz Manga.
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