Kashima-Shinryū†鹿島神流†is a traditional Japanese school of martial art (koryū bujutsu), tracing its roots back to the fencing techniques of Kashima-no-Tachi. Following a curriculum dating back to the 16th century, practitioners of†Kashima-Shinryū†study a variety of combat disciplines, including the sword (kenjutsu), grappling (jūjutsu), the halberd (naginatajutsu), the spear (sōjutsu), the knife (kaikenjutsu), and short and long staff (jōjutsu†and†bōjutsu).†Based in traditional teaching techniques,†Kashima-Shinryū†does not include any modern sportive elements such as group drills, sparring, or tournaments. Instruction instead relies on paired teacher-student exercises, and is provided only†on a non-commercial basis with the explicit authorisation of the current headmaster (shihanke).


This year's London Intensive Practice will take place on the 5th of May. †All current practioners of†Kashima-Shinryū are welcome to attend. †Please contact us for details.

The London Chapter has space available for one new student to begin practice in 2018. If you are interested, or would like to observe a practice, please†contact us.

Manifesting acceptance and resorption, certain life is certain control, is certain victory. One who lacks a pure heart and willfully attacks will always be defeated.

-†Kashima-ShinryŻ Menkyo Kaiden Maki

© Kashima-Shinryū Federation of Martial Sciences 2018