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Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu

Dragon Fencing Academy is pleased to offer study in Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu, one of the oldest styles of Japanese battlefield art. Study consists solely of 2-person partnered kata forms. Classes are held on Sundays.

Learn techniques and tactics with exposure to this ancient martial arts system. Understand armed (weapons) and unarmed (grappling) techniques from an idealized combat system used in ancient medieval Japan.


All Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu classes are suspended until further notice

Sundays - 11:30am

Introduction to Jujitsu

  • Sundays 11:30am
  • 2 person kata
  • Learn basic stances, holds, throws, reversals
  • Bojitsu Kata
  • Gym clothes or martial arts Gi required
  • Minimum 4 and maximum 10 participants
  • 4 week  course $120


What is Yagyu Shingan Ryu?

Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu is a comprehensive martial arts system involving the study of armed and unarmed techniques for use by soldiers and samurai on the battlefield. It was created in the early Edo period (c. 1600 AD) with the express purpose to provide warriors with the skills necessary for close-quarters combat. It is the ancestor of modern jujutsu and aikido.

Many of Japanís modern martial arts have their roots in the Yagyū schools of combat. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, was a student of Yagyu Shingan Ryu. Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo, also studied Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu (Edo-line) under the seventh lineal-headmaster, Ohshima Masateru.

About Us

We are an authorized group of practitioners that trains in Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu. We follow the direction of Kajitsuka Yasushi Sensei, soke of Yagyu Shingan Ryu Taijutsu (Edo-Line). Kajitsuka Sensei is the 11th generation headmaster of the school. The study group leader is Scott Brodie.

The Tradition of Yagyu Shingan Ryu in Canada

We are proud to be the first official study group for Yagyu Shingan Ryu (Edo-Line) in Canada. Yasushi Kajitsuka Soke visits our group on an annual basis. Members of this study group have the unique opportunity to apply for official membership with Kajitsuka Senseiís organization once they demonstrate commitment to the art.

Dragon Fencing Academy

175 West Beaver Creek Rd - Unit 18,  Richmond Hill, Ontario. Canada L4B 3M1  

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