Our regular Shinkage classes will resume shortly. See our Class Schedule for current classes.
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heihou
Shinkage is a form of kenjutsu originating in the sixteenth century. Austin Aikikai is one of only a handful of dojos in the United States to provide training in this art from the traditional Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heihou, with the opportunity to practice under the direct supervision of Yagyu Koichi Sensei when he comes to the US.
Classes are led by Damir Jamsek Sensei, who trains others with the permission of the late Yagyu Nobuharu Sensei and current Soke Yagyu Koichi Sensei.
The official site for Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Heihou is http://www.yagyu-shinkage-ryu.jp/yagyu_e.html
“We use the word heihou (strategy) instead of kenjutsu (sword technique) because the school teaches not only techniques for killing but rather a way to see and approach any situation, even the way of ruling an entire country.”