​Yama Kuni Forge


Takamura Ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu

Shindo Yoshin ryu is a Sogo Bujutsu created by Katsunosuke Matsuoka in the mid 1800's. Registered as a Koryu(Old School) the training is very traditional.

Being a Sogo Bujutsu it is fairly weapons heavy, which has helped me better understand what a Japanese sword is supposed to be. 

I began training in 2006, and in November of 2012 I was awarded a Shoden teaching license by Kaicho Toby Threadgill. I operate the Hinoki Yama Dojo out of my home on the southern Oregon Coast.