Jodo Kai Australia

KOBUKAN means "Hall of the Ancient Warrior" which is a tribute to the old Bushido code of conduct in days long gone - Courage, Integrity, Honor, & Loyalty. These are attributes we can all build within ourselves.

Our school is a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to providing quality training and instruction and in transmitting the traditional forms and training methods of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo to practitioners interested in the study of traditional Japanese Koyru.

The Japanese Koryu ( Classical ) art of Shindo* Muso Ryu Jodo, was devised in the early 17th century (the Keicho Period) by the renowned warrior Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi. He successfully used his Jo (short staff) techniques against the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Originally defeated by the Musashi, he then devised a new series of techniques forming the new art of Jojutsu for a second successful duel. .
After returning from Japan in the mid 70's, Paul Maloney Sensei set up a small group to study Jodo in Sydney.

Over the year, many of the members have had the great privilege to study under some of the best senior teachers in the world when they have visited Australia for seminars and Gasshuku. Australian visits in chronological order - Senseis' Kaminoda, Chambers, Nishioka, Relnick & Krieger.

Likewise when visiting overseas, it is always an educational experience and a time to upskill one's techniques.

Shinto Muso Ryu Jo is studied across Australia as a classical tradition (Koyru) in several capital cities. A condensed version of 12 kata is practiced by the Kendo Federation members as well.

“Contact us today for more information on classes and to take advantage of our FREE beginners class."