Sekiguchiryu Battou-jutsu tradition can be traced

to the founder & creator Sekiguchi 1560's

What is a legitimate Koryu Bujutsu Samurai Schools

priorities are as follows: 

  • Combat effectiveness
  • Discipline / Morals

Historical origin / battlefields Feudal Japan

Developed by Warriors for Warriors

Pre-Meiji Restoration 1868-Historical Past

Lineage system is taught directly from Teacher to Student

Traditional training methods combat focused

Do not play for competitions or titles/trophies etc

Few members and secretive training methods

Recognised as Koryu Bujutsu system within Japan

by other historical traditions of Samurai Martial Arts 

" Our Mission is to educate the public about the true spirit of Bushido; thus preserving

our tradition for future Generation's " 

This Noble Sword School Sekiguchiryu - served for centuries and was held in the highest esteem

among Honorable families such as the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto, and even the Tokugawa Shogunate until its abolishment, which lead Japan into the "Meiji Restoration 1868".

Law-reforms, introduced by the "Meiji-Restoration" Government would make a Samurai, an Outlaw to openly carry two swords in public; Hence the demise of these proud warriors their customs and traditions.

Today within the Koryu Bujutsu communities that continue to practice

Ancient Military Combative Arts, Sekiguchiryu Reputation is "Legendary".

We continue to Honour the old ways 

Embu = Public demonstrations.

Kata = Traditional combative drills.

Bunkai = Technical Knowledge of combative methods.

Gekken = Free-fight / Application of technique in a pressure contest.

Tameshigiri = Cutting of tatami targets with live blade swords.

Heiho = Ancient Scrolls study of Warfare tactics and battlefield strategies.

Reiho = Traditional warrior etiquette, customs and traditions.

Keiko = Regular revision of skill sets, on-going training.

Samurai training is offered to those willing to commit themselves to learn this unique tradition of Swordsmanship that cultivate one's mind, body and spirit. Our intention is to preserve Samurai culture of Japan for future generations; As taught by the 17th Generation Sekiguchiryu Battou-Jutsu Shihan/Master Yamada Toshiyasu.