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Nishioka Tsuneo Sensei

The late Nishioka Tsuneo Sensei (西岡 常夫 先生) began his training in Shinto Muso-ryu (神道夢想流) in 1938 under Shimizu Takaji Sensei (清水 隆次 先生), from whom he received menkyo-kaiden, a license of complete transmission of the ryu.

Nishioka Sensei's primary aim was to honour the legacy of the late Shimizu Sensei by doing all he could to pass on "the living Jo" he inherited to the next generation of menkyo-kaiden, for the future.

Ishida Hiroaki Sensei

The late Ishida Hiroaki Sensei (石田 博昭 先生) began Shinto Muso-ryu training in 1966 under Hamaji Kouichi Sensei (濱地 光一 先生), the first menkyo-kaiden of Shimizu Sensei. The Hamaji family-line of Shihan are closely connected and tied to the transmission of Shinto Muso-ryu, and the ancillary arts, within the Kuroda-han over many generations of its tradition.

Following Hamaji Sensei's passing in 1985, Ishida Sensei was accepted as a direct-student (monkasei) by Nishioka Sensei and subsequently received a menkyo-kaiden in 1996. He was initiated into the "Gomuso no jo" by Nishioka Sensei.


In 1999, Greg Clarke began training in Shinto Muso-ryu and in 2006 was introduced in person to Ishida Sensei by Nishioka Sensei. In 2007, Ishida Sensei obtained Nishioka Sensei's consent to accept Greg as his monkasei and in 2009 he was appointed as the Australian Branch representative for Ishida Sensei.

From the direct transmission of Ishida Sensei, Greg leads a dojo that is dedicated to Shinto Muso-ryu in Brisbane.

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