Sumera Budo-juku Australia Branch
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
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 menkyo-kaiden in 1996. 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 retirement in 2011. Ishida Sensei continues to transmit the spirit and teachings of Nishioka Sensei through his school, Sumera Budo-juku, as well as through gasshuku in Japan. In 2014 a new organisation, Aiseikai (愛清會),
was formed in Nagoya city in Aichi prefecture to pass on Nishioka Sensei's jojutsu and philosophy.
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 Sumera Budo-juku.
Greg continues to lead a small group dedicated to Shinto Muso-ryu in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia under the ongoing guidance of Ishida Sensei.
For further information, please visit the historical overview and background pages.