Jodo Kai Sydney - Takumi Dojo

The old Bushido code's list of the virtues includes frugality, righteousness, courage, benevolence, respect, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. These are attributes we can all build within ourselves.

Our school is a cultural organization dedicated to providing quality training and instruction and in transmitting the traditional forms and training methods of Shinto Muso Ryu Jo to practitioners interested in the study of traditional Japanese Koyru.

The Japanese Koryu ( Classical ) art of Shinto* Muso Ryu Jo, was devised in the early 17th century 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 .
With nearly 60 years in martial arts, the principal of the club Michael Yates was introduced to Shinto Muso Ryu by Quintin Chambers Sensei in the 70's. He then joined the first jodo club in Sydney set up by Paul Maloney. He continued studying under some of the best senior teachers in the world overseas in Japan, USA & Europe and has full teaching credentials.

When they have visited Australia for seminars and Gasshuku, I was involved in organising and assisting. Australian visits in chronological order - Senseis' Kaminoda, Chambers, Nishioka, Relnick & Krieger.

Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu 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.

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