Ryushin Shouchi-ryu is a small style originally from Kyushu. Training involves solo kata, partner kata and various kihon waza affiliated with the style. RJR is unusual in its use of a smaller, lighter-weight sword and many one-handed techniques. Retired Headmaster Terutaka Kawabata and current Headmaster Kunikazu Yahagi of the Seiseikan Dojo in Tokyo guide our training in this style. Training consists of both solo and partner forms.
Sensei Charles Barrett
5th Dan, Renshi, Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu
2nd Dan Instructor, Muso Shinden Ryu
Owner of Dojos.com
Mr. Barrett has been training in martial arts since 1973. He is a 6th Dan in Tae Kwon Do In 2021 he was awarded 5th Dan, Renshi in Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu Iaido by Soke Kunikazu Yahagi from Japan. Charles is also founded “To Ko” The Japanese Sword School. In Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, he holds the rank of 2nd Dan, instructor level, Studying Aikido since 1990, he holds the rank of 1st Dan, Charles is also a 1st generation disciple and 1st level instructor in I-Liq Chuan and is an instructor in Yang Style Tai Chi. His also holds the rank of 5th Dan in Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu, under Sensei Jerry Figgiani president of SRKDI.
Sensei Mike studied Yang style 24 form Ti Chi under Dawn Barraclough, and has also studied Aikido at the Suffolk Institute for Eastern Studies under Sensei Howard Pashenz 6th Dan and Head instructor. His continued studies under Sensei Charles Barrett of Enso Dojo include Aikido, Karate, Arnis, I-Liq Chuan, and Floor Fighting and has received his 2nd Dan. He received 5th Dan, Renshi directly from Souke Kunikazu Yahagi Head Sensei of Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu in Japan. He is now heading up the new Dojo headquarters in North Carolina, To Ko South, Southern Tiger.
Sensei Kathy has studied Kyudo (Japanese Archery), Medical Qigong , I-Liq Chuan and Tai Chi. She has a Black Belt in Aikido and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido. Kathy has trained with Sensei Phil Ortiz (New York Budokai) She received her 4th Dan promotion directly from Souke Kunikazu Yahagi Head Sensei of Ryushin Shouchi- Ryu in Japan. She is also a co-founder of “To Ko” (Eastern Tiger) along with Head Sensei Charles Barrett
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