View Full Version : Koryu in San Diego, CA?

24th December 2002, 14:35
I will be moving to San Diego, CA next year, and should be staying in that area for at lest the next 5 years. Is there any Koryu Bujutsu there? I am mostly interested in Jujutsu/Aikijujutsu as well as kenjutsu. Also, if there is any Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu there, I would love to know about it.

I have done searches, but cannot seem to come up with anything substantial. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Glenn Marquay

24th December 2002, 15:28
Mr. Marquay,

For Aikijujutsu instruction I would contact Mr. James Williams of Bugei.com or his dojo "Dojo of the four winds". (http://www.dojoofthefourwinds.com)

As for Kenjutsu, there is a Suio Ryu study group in SD. Suio Ryu is a Sogo Bujutsu, which includes Iai, Ken, Jo and other weaponry. Check the sword arts forum for contact information, you can find a link to one of the threads here. (http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15877)

As for Shinto Muso Ryu Jo, I believe Shimabukuro Sensei teaches it in San Diego area. He also teaches Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. You can find more information about his dojo here. (http://www.jikishin-kai.com/)

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Charles Mahan
24th December 2002, 16:35
Try this thread. Somebody just recently asked the same question.


While there is a bunch of posts that aren't really related to what koryu are available in San Diego, there are also a bunch of posts about which Koryu are available in San Diego, so it should be a good resource.

Brian Stokes
2nd January 2003, 16:46
Hi Glenn,

When you move to San Diego you might consider joining our local Suio Ryu group. If you woul like to discuss this further please e-mail me at SuioRyuUSA@aol.com.

Brian Stokes

Brian Stokes
4th January 2003, 16:43
Hello Again,

Although I was the last to post my situation has changed slightly in that I can firmly say that on Wednesday nights, from 8:00 until 11:00, a Suio Ryu study group has been established in Solana Beach, California. Solana Beach is immediately north of Del Mar, being 20 miles north from downtown San Diego, just off the 5 freeway.)

For those unfamiliar with the school under Katsuse Soke the Suio Ryu curriculum includes, among others, techniques of iaijutsu (sword drawing art), kumi iai (paired iai practice), kenpo (kenjutsu), naginatajutsu (halberd art), jojutsu (staff art), kogusoku (grappling), wakizashi (short sword techniques) and kusarigamma (sickle and chain).

Any one interested is welcome to join in. Please feel free to contact me at SuioRyuUSA@AOL.COM (until the web site gets up and running.)

Thanks for your patience!

Brian Stokes

12th September 2003, 22:20
Hi all. I just moved to San Diego for school and I was wondering if anyone could recomend a good school. I have already checked out a few schools, but they are either to far away (I don't have a car) or they're asking for way to much money. I'm primarly interested in unarmed arts (jujutsu, aikijutsu) and since I'm walking every where, I would like it to be close to San Diego State. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

14th September 2003, 03:27
There is a Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo Study Group in San Diego.

Here is our website:


Drop Brian a line.

Good Hunting.

Jay Bell
14th September 2003, 03:51
Hi Matt,

I would highly recommend James Willaims. His site can be found here. (http://www.dojoofthefourwinds.com/)

Good luck!


Brian Stokes
17th September 2003, 15:58
Hi Matt,

Even though you have been recommended to come see me, you note said you needed something close to the campus of San Diego State. I am about 25 miles away (James is even further). MUCH closer to you is the home dojo of Chiba Sensei's San Diego Aikikai. (It is at 3844 Adams Avenue, just south of the 15 and 8 interchange.) Check out this site --


He also instructs in some sword, based on MSR.

Good Luck!

Brian Stokes

Carl Long
17th September 2003, 17:45
Hi Matt,

There are several Jikishin-kai dojo in your area. These include dojo that are affiliated with the local universities. The Headquarters school for the Jikishin-kai International is on Clairemont Mesa Blvd in San Diego. Masayuki Shimabukuro, Hanshi teaches there and if you contact them I am sure that they can find a dojo near you. I also know that they have a dojo in El Cajon.

You can contact the San Diego Hombu Dojo at:

Tel: 858-560-4517
e-mail: HQ@jikishin-kai.com

Best of luck!

Carl Long

Brian Stokes
31st October 2003, 18:11
Hi All,

Under the authority of Katsuse Yoshimitsu Kagehiro, 15th Soke of the Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo, I will be starting a Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo study group in North County San Diego (Del Mar area) Thursday nights and every other Saturday. For more info contact me at brian.stokes@suioryu-usa.org.


Brian Stokes

For infomation on the Suio Ryu please go to www.suioryu-usa.org

1st February 2004, 18:28
Are there any Koryu Jujutsu or Aikijujutsu Teachers in the San diego area?

Glenn Marquay

5th February 2004, 05:01

If you want Ko Ryu, Please write me via e-mail.



Chris Parkerson

20th January 2006, 04:09
looking for JJJ or AJJ ko ryu in san diego. any help would be much appreciated.
thank you.