Katori Shinto Ryu
Katori Shinto Ryu Training
Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.00pm for all 9:00pm to 10:00pm advanced class
Sunday By Prior Arrangement
The above picture was taken of a student of ours wearing reproduction Samurai armour in our dojo; the image then had a little post production tweaking. Photo Courtesy of Mark Allenmedia.
The style that is practiced at Winchester is that of the Sugino style, with the current head instructor being Yukihiro Sugino based in Kawasaki, Japan. Yukihiro Sugino inherited the dojo from his father Yoshio Sugino. Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo, introduced Sugino to the Katori Shinto-ryu school of kenjutsu in 1927. Sugino also started studying Yoshin Koryu under Genro Kanaya around this time. He met aikido's founder Morihei Ueshiba in the early 1930s, and studied aikido sufficiently to gain a teaching license and open an Aikikai-affiliated dojo by 1935. By the 1940s he was teaching kenjustsu, aikido, judo and naginatajutsu full-time