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).


Thank you to everyone who has helped make the Chapter a success in 2017!

The London Chapter has space available for two new students 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 2017