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Venue and Times for Training

Kobudokai Australia hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance through SportsCover Australia.

We operate on a non-commercial (non-profit) basis with membership/insurance and training fee schedules that are intended to cover costs only, like venue hire and liability insurance.

Within our Koryu dojo the Instructor does not earn any money whatsoever from students, therefore is under no obligation to take on just any new student given the serious commitment, energy and time that responsibility really involves.

Shinto Muso-ryu is a large curriculum of not only 64 stick forms but also some 140 sword forms, when considering the ancillary arts that are also included. It's a complete pedagogical system of traditional Japanese swordsmanship that features both classical kenjutsu and battou techniques throughout its syllabus.

In terms of SMR styles, we follow the lineage from Shimizu Takaji Shihan. In Australia, our dojo has been uniquely exposed to the teachings of both Hamaji-ha and Nishioka-ha, and those differences between Shimizu Shihan's first and last menkyo-kaiden respectively.

Additionally, we're a dedicated weapons-only based dojo committed to training 3 times per week and expect that accepted students should be willing to undertake a similar commitment to attend the majority of classes, with a minimum requirement of 2 per week.

A non-committal probationary period applies to all new potential dojo students (Dojosei) before possible consideration and acceptance, and our dojo currently has a full membership limit of eight (8) persons only.

Regardless of previous martial arts experience or none, you're welcome to come and watch a class with prior arrangements.

Finally, if you wish to learn the kenjutsu of Niten Ichi-ryu (Itto, Kodachi & Nito), that is taught privately within our Dojo, then you must first be an accepted Dojosei.

All classes are led by a mokuroku instructor of the late Ishida Hiroaki Shihan.


Holland Park
Tuesday &
Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm - 4:30pm

St Davids Hall
855 Logan Road
Holland Park

CLOTHING - Hakama & Keikogi jacket are the normal training uniform but any loose, comfortable clothing in the beginning is suitable. All equipment is also provided to start.

Contact: Greg: greg(at)jojutsu.com


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