Guidance of the Yagyu-kai

The Yagyu-kai was established in 1955 by the 20th Headmaster Yagyu Toshinaga as an organization to preserve, promote and teach Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heihou in a correct, legitimate and comprehensive way. Although the Yagyu dojo in Nagoya, which had been maintained by the family since the Edo era, unfortunately burned down during World War II, Yagyu Shikage Ryu Heihou has been continued as a vital living tradition.

We, the Yagyu-kai, are now practicing regularly in Nagoya, as well as in Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima. The 22nd headmaster Yagyu Koichi teaches Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heihou and Yagyu Seigo Ryu Batto, and also delivers lectures on the texts and oral transmissions of the school.
Texts for the Lectures
The History of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu after World War II


The Tokyo Yagyu-kai was established by Yagyu Toshinaga.

120 lectures were given, through 1965.

October 25,1969

Yagyu Nobuharu succeeded the 20th headmaster Toshinaga as the 21st headmaster of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heihou and head of the Tokyo Yagyu-kai.

March of 1982

Yagyu Nobuharu traveled to France to demonstrate Shinkage Ryu at a traditional Japanese martial arts festival in Paris.

June of 1993

Yagyu Nobuharu presented a lecture and demonstration at the United Nationsf Headquarters and at the Japan Society in New York, USA.

December of 1996

Yagyu Nobuharu demonstrated at a Japanese/German Cultural Symposium titled gThe place and Syntopy.h gMuto Dorif was publicly demonstrated at this time.

March of 1998

Yagyu Nobuharu traveled to France to demonstrate Shinkage Ryu at a traditional Japanese martial arts festival in Paris.

February of 2006

Yagyu Koichi succeeded the 21st headmaster, Yagyu Nobuharu, as the 22nd headmaster of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, and delivered a lecture at a symposium titled gA Great Swordsman: Kami-izumi Iseno Kamih.

September of 2006

Yagyu Koichi lectured and demonstrated at the 21st Century Center of Excellence Programfs symposium on Japanese traditional body movements, which was organized by the Institute of Theatre Research, Waseda University.

December of 2006

Yagyu Koichi spoke and demonstrated at a public lecture on Noh and Kyogen organized by Toyota City Noh Theatre.

May 4, 2007

Yagyu Nobuharu died at the age of eighty eight.
He was a long-term Executive Director of Nippon Kobudou Kyokai and Nippon Kobudo Shinko Kai.

Guidance for joining the Yagyu-kai

Other Places
Nagoya Yagyu-kai
Tokyo Yagyu-kai
Kansai Yagyu-kai
Anjo Yagyu-kai
Hiroshima Yagyu-kai
Yagyu-kai Contacts:
Mr. Koichi Uchida ic_jTokyo Yagyu-Kai
Yagyu Kai USA
Location & Weekly Schedule
c/o Ken Zen Institute
54 Thomas Street
New York, N.Y. 10013
Weekly Class Schedule Wednesdays: 8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (class ends at 3:00 p.m. on the third week of every month)
Fees Monthly Membership Fees: $60
Contacts If you are interested in joining the Yagyu-kai in the U.S.A., please contact the below.