The Meifu Shinkage-ryu is a modern school of Shuriken Jutsu. It was founded by Chikatoshi Someya in the 1970s. Someya was a student of Yoshio Sugino of the Katori Shinto-ryu, although the throwing style used in Meifu Shinkage-ryu is different. Someya refined the Katori style of throwing, making it shorter, faster and more concealed.
The meaning of Meifu Shinkage Ryu
• Mei 明 means bright and knowledge, as well as to understand the application of that knowledge.
• Fu 府 means association, such as a group of people learning together with a common goal.
• Shin 真 means correct or truth, in relation to Kage, which means shadow.
• Ryu 流 means school of thought, in this case: the teachings from an unbroken lineage from Someya-Sensei to Otsuka-Sensei as Soke (Head of the Family).