Sumera Budo-juku Australia Branch
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.
Author of several
books on Jodo (杖道), he established Sei Ryu Kai (清隆會), a group
devoted to preserve the teachings of the late Shimizu
Ishida Hiroaki Sensei
Ishida Hiroaki Sensei (石田 博昭 先生) began Shinto Muso-ryu training in 1966 under Hamaji Koichi Sensei (濱地 光一 先生), a senior menkyo-kaiden of Shimizu Sensei. Following Hamaji Sensei's passing in 1985, he was accepted as a direct-student (monkasei) by Nishioka Sensei and subsequently received a Seiryukai menkyo-kaiden in 1994. He was initiated into the "Gomuso no jo" by Nishioka Sensei.
Since that time Ishida Sensei continued to receive guidance from Nishioka Sensei until his recent retirement. Ishida Sensei continues to transmit the teachings of Nishioka Sensei through his school, Sumera Budo-juku, as well as through official Seiryukai gasshuku in Japan.
In 1999, Greg Clarke began training in Shinto Muso-ryu and in 2005 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 Sumera Budo-juku.
Greg continues to lead a small group dedicated to Seiryukai Shinto Muso-ryu in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia under the guidance and approval of Ishida Sensei.
For further information, please visit the historical overview and background pages.
The next Japanese Sword & Stick Arts (JSSA) course starts June 30th, 2013 - please visit training venues/times page for more information.