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A Brief introduction of how the style Myo Shin Ryu was developed by Hanshi Allan Tattersall Hachidan, Soke, and marked its name Forever in the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Kyoto the exclusive elite society of martial arts that advocates the mission of nobility, greater commitment for excellence and preservation of classical martial virtues.
In the beginning of a change in his style of Jujutsu, Hanshi began to feel a need for something more, from the smack bang wallop way, prominent in today's styles of Jujutsu. Every one was similar in the basic syllabus of Jujutsu, so that one could not find new concepts, but through evolution to modernize, one had to go back to see where we went wrong.
At his age, he felt that there must be a way, within the art, we had not discovered. Through his knowledge, gained over four decades of study, practice and teaching. At this point he had gained 23 Dan grades in the Classical Arts of Iaido, Jujutsu, Aikijutsu, Karate and Kobudo.
He began to try through his knowledge of Iaido, to study deeply the feet, body and posture movements involved in the Kata forms. The Taisahaki skills, blocking and the simple pressure and nerve points, counters, combinations, and adjusting these with the normal syllabus was not enough . So a new range of intelligent and effective techniques were developed, new counters, and new combinations, all began to flow out during practice. All this was born through his love and loyalty for the Arts, so deeply embedded in his heart. During his rounds of Seminars in Europe, he began to introduce his new ideas, not by surprise! They began to create a lot of interest, because of the simplicity of pure technique.
In 1997, during the world Butoku Sai in the U.S.A. people began to sit up and take notice. The flow of techniques, from this elderly Master, throwing people with a flick of the wrist, a simple movement of the body and yet not appearing to block anything , and not even breaking sweat! was a treat not to be missed. On the last day of the Butoku Sai he was told to be ready for a mat grading; he collected his Uki's and began, surrounded by a group of Honorable Hanshi, all masters of the Art. At the end of the mat grading, nothing was said, everyone went his own way. The next day he was invested as 8th Dan, a well deserved grade for a master with many virtues of wisdom.