Sekiguchiryu can be traced to Jushin Sekiguchi 1560's

What is a legitimate Koryu Bujutsu

Samurai Schools priorities are as follows 

  1. Combat effectiveness

  1. Discipline / Morals

Origin Battlefields of 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

Recognised as a Koryu system by other Koryu Bujutsu traditions

Our Mission is to educate the public about the true spirit of Bushido

Our intention is to preserve Samurai culture of Japan for future generations.

As taught by the 17th Generation Sekiguchiryu Swordmaster Shihan Yamada.

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

among noble families such as the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto, and even the Tokugawa Shogunate

 until its abolishment, which lead Japan into the "Meiji Restoration 1868".


However new 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 arts, Sekiguchiryu is legendary in its reputation.



We continue to Honour the old ways 

Embu = Public demonstrations. 


Kata = Traditional combative drills. 

Bunkai = Technical Knowledge of combative methods. 


Gekkiken = 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.