Araki Mujinsai or Araki Muninsai?

Araki Muninsai Ryu is sometimes refered to as Araki Mujinsai Ryu. The reason for this lies in the interpretation of the character Nin. Nin means “person”, and can be pronounced as either “Nin” or “Jin”. The character is written by stroking the left-hand branch first, followed by the right-hand branch. The character Nin is shown below:

Japanese character nin or jin

Although Araki Muninsai Ryu can be referred to as Araki Mujinsai Ryu, our Soke prefers to use Araki Muninsai Ryu as the official pronunciation of the name.