Shinto Ryu

Shinto Ryu is a form of Japanese swordsmanship and Japanese cultural arts. Shinto Ryu training is via traditional sets of patterned movements called kata. Precision during the kata is stressed through tameshigiri (target cutting with live blades). In addition to the more formal solo portion of the curriculum, we also use various drills, paired forms of the kata and some jo kata (wooden staff) to further our understanding of the sword.

Seattle School of Aikido is the hombu dojo of Shinto Ryu Iai-battojutsu USA.