Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Heiho Official Site

We sometimes find incorrect descriptions of Yagyu Shinkage-ryu on the internet and in magazines. It seems that most of them are caused by insufficient information or lack of understanding, but we are obliged to assume that some of them are twisted intentionally.
We, the Yagyu kai, whose purpose is to preserve, pass on and spread Yagyu Shinkage-ryu correctly, have opened this official site in order to make correct information available under the leadership of the current headmaster, Yagyu Koichi

There are other groups called by the name Shinkage-ryu or Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, but the current headmaster and the Yagyu kai have no relation with them. This site is managed by ourselves and we have no intention to integrate other groups.
Even though there are some ranks issued by other groups, we do not recognize them, and they have no legitimacy within the history of Shinkage-ryu Heiho.

Shinkage-ryu Heiho as a Formal Name

Shinkage-ryu Heiho has been the formal name of our school from the beginning.

Nowadays, however, because the school is so strongly associated with the Yagyu family in the popular mind, and because the legitimate succession is recognized in relation to the Yagyu family by groups such as the Association of Japanese Martial Arts and the Budo Institute, we operate this site under the name of Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Heiho.

Operated by the Yagyu-kai
Supervised by the 22nd Headmaster, Yagyu Koichi Genshin

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