Shinto Muso-ryu jo

Systems: jojutsu; kenjutsu (odachi, kodachi, nito)
Date founded: early Tokugawa period (ca. 1640)
Founded by: Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi
Present representative/headmaster: No headmaster or single representative is recognized; a number of teachers who hold the highest level of license (menkyo kaiden) are teaching in separate groups that interact loosely
Primarily located in: all over Japan; the main centers are in Fukuoka, Tokyo, the Osaka/Kyoto area, Kanagawa, and Aichi


Resources
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Books and DVDs
Dojo
Fuzoku bugei
General
Organizations
Photos and videos


Books and DVDs

Link Type Jodo Kyohan
By Kaminoda Tsunemori and Nakashima Asakichi; in Japanese.
Link Type Jodo Nyumon book
By Matsui Kenji, menkyo kaiden; in Japanese.
Link Type Jodo Nyumon DVD
ZNKR Seiteigata with Matsui Kenji, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type Jodo
ZNKR Seiteigata by Yoneno Kotaro and Hiroi Tsunetsugu; includes English translation.
Link Type Jodo: The Way of the Stick/JoDo, la Voie du Baton by Pascal Kreiger
A pdf file of Kreiger Sensei's book on jo, created with his permission; French/English.
Link Type Rare video footage from the 50s and 60s on DVD
Filmed by author Charles V. Gruzanski; scroll down the page to find a number of Shinto Muso-ryu related titles.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu 3 DVD Set
With Matsui Kenji, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu: Jutsugiron Dai Ichi Maki
With Matsui Kenji, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu: Jutsugiron Dai Ni Maki
With Matsui Kenji, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu: Nyumonron
DVD; with Matsui Kenji, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type The Little Book of Jodo
By Eric Tribe and Kim Taylor.
Link Type Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo VHS
Official presentation of the seiteigata by ZNKR.

Dojo

Web Site  Budo Philadelphia
Shinto Muso-ryu in Philadelphia, PA under the direction of Derek Steel.
Link Type Budokan Academy - Jodo in Perth, Australia
Under the direction of Ramon Lawrence.
Link Type Finger Lakes Koryu Kai
Jo in Ithaca, NY, led by Larry Bieri.
Link Type Fudoshinkai
Jodo in Belgium.
Link Type Jodo at Club Budokan Penedes, Barcelona, Spain.
Site is in Spanish.
Link Type Jodo at the Östersunds Budo Kai
Under the direction of Michael Söderqvist, IJF.
Link Type Jodo in the Netherlands
Kiryoku Dojo, Zoetermeer.
Link Type Jodo--the way of the stick
Jodo at the Renbukan, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Link Type Maryland Jodo Society
Under the direction of Dan Soares and Joe Cieslik.
Link Type New York Kobujodokai
ZNKR Seiteigata jo in the New York City area.
Link Type Renseikan Dojo Jodo in Canada
Under the direction of Ward Jardine.
Link Type Shin Bu Kan
Jodo in Hungary, under the direction of Hábermajer Gábor.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu at the Aikido-Dojo Frankfurt
Affiliated with the European Jodo Federation.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu at the Takehaya Dojo in Rome, Italy
Affiliated with the European Jodo Federation.
Link Type Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo
Overview of jo in Australia.
Link Type Shuri Kosei dojo
Jodo in Hungary, under the direction of the European Jodo Federation.
Link Type Shutokukan Dojo
Shinto Muso-ryu, led by Meik & Diane Skoss, in New Jersey.
Link Type Stockholm Jodokai
Jo in Sweden led by Lars and Lena Carlberg.
Link Type Tanren Dojo Pécs
Jodo in Pécs, Hungary.
Link Type Tateyama Kendo and Iaido Club, Canada
Under the direction of Bruce Millar.
Link Type Tenshin Dojo
Jodo in the Czech Republic.
Link Type ZenKenRen Jodo and Shinto Muso-ryu
Jo in Belgium, with Patrik Demuynck; includes a list with kanji of the names of the seiteigata techniques, and a step by step description of tanjo.

Fuzoku bugei

Link Type Isshin-ryu kusarigamajutsu
One of the auxiliary arts taught within the Shinto Muso-ryu.
Link Type Uchida-ryu tanjojutsu
One of the auxiliary arts taught within the Shinto Muso-ryu.

General

Link Type Jo at EJMAS
References to jo on the Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences.
Link Type Jo links
In Hungarian.
Link Type Jodo Links
An extensive collection of links.
Link Type Muso Gonnosuke and the Shinto Muso-ryu Jo
by Wayne Muromoto.
Link Type Nishioka Tsuneo and the Pure Flow of the Jo
by Wayne Muromoto.
Link Type The Evolution of Classical Jojutsu
by Dave Lowry.
Link Type Uchidachi & Shidachi
by Nishioka Tsuneo.
Link Type ZNKR Jodo history
By Kim Taylor in the Journal of Non-lethal Combatives, Sept 2000.
Link Type ZNKR Jodo Seiteigata
An excerpt from The Little Book of Jodo by Eric Tribe and Kim Taylor.
Link Type ZNKR Jodo
Illustrated descriptions of the ZNKR Jo seiteigata.

Organizations

Link Type Austrian Kendô Association Jodo Division
ZNKR jo in Austria; site is in German.
Link Type Canadian Kendo Federation
Seiteigata Jodo information page.
Link Type FEJ : Fédération Européenne de Jodo
Fédération Européenne de Jodo
Link Type Jodo Kai Australia
Shinto Muso-ryu in Australia; headed by Paul Maloney.
Link Type Nihon Jodokai
Organization of Kaminoda Tsunemori, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type Sei Ryu Kai
Web site of Tsuneo Nishioka, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type Shinto Muso-ryu: Seiryukai
Site in English and Spanish, devoted to the activities of Nishioka Tsuneo Sensei, menkyo kaiden.
Link Type West Australian Kendo Renmei
Seitei jo in West Australia.

Photos and videos

Link Type Jojutsu technique ( samidare); Hagiwara Taro uchidachi
Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai Hono Embu, Meiji Shrine, 11/3/97.
Link Type Nishioka Tsuneo and Phil Relnick demonstrate oku
Seiryukai Dojo Kagami Biraki, Woodinville, Washington, 1/13/01.
Link Type Okuden, demonstrated by Phil and Nobuko Relnick
Woodinville Seiryukai Kagami Biraki, Woodinville, Washington, 1/15/00.
Link Type Saito Katsuhiko (left) and Matsui Kenji demonstrating jojutsu ( kage)
Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai Hono Embu, Meiji Shrine, 11/3/96.
Link Type Training
Woodinville Seiryukai Kagami Biraki, Woodinville, Washington, 1/13/01.
Link Type Video of Shindo Muso-ryu
Donn Draeger demonstrates
Link Type Video--Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu
Taisha, performed by Shimizu Takaji.
Link Type Video--Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu
Kodachi ran'ai, performed by Shimizu Takaji (shidachi) and Kuroda Ichitaro (uchidachi).
Link Type ZNKR Jo Seiteigata
Scroll to bottom of page for wmv files of various kata and kihon.

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