Takamura-ha Shindō Yōshin-ryū Kenkyujo (Study Group), Townsville, QLD.
The koryu tradition of Shindō Yōshin-ryū was founded in 1864 by Kuroda clan retainer named Katsunosuke Matsuoka (1836-1898).
The curriculum of Takamura-ha Shindō Yōshin-ryū is organized in a manner consistent with most classical schools of budo. The teachings are divided into three levels represented by the issuing of teaching licenses; these are Shoden, Chuden, and Joden gokui. Training is conducted in a private dojo and covers an extensive curriculum of jujutsu (empty hand) and buki (traditional Japanese weapons) in a friendly, non-competitive, yet focused atmosphere.
Training is suitable for adults looking to immerse themselves into a rich and deep study of the classical warrior arts of Japan.