Kashima-Shinryū is a traditional Japanese martial art (koryū) that was established five centuries ago. It is primarily studied as paired kata. A Kashima-Shinryū novice studies first basic swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and unarmed fighting (jūjutsu). After learning the fundamentals of the art, the weapon selection expands to cover the main fighting tools of the medieval bushi.

The studied skills in Kashima-Shinryū are, among others, kenjutsu, jujutsu, kaikenjutsu (dagger techniques), tantojutsu (knife techniques), shurikenjutsu (small projectiles), bōjutsu and jōjutsu (staffs of varying lengths) as well as sōjutsu (spear techniques) and naginatajutsu (glaive techniques). While the external appearance of Kashima-Shinryū techniques performed with different weapons varies, the core principles behind them are always the same.

Kashima-Shinryū can be studied not only in Japan but also in the United States, in Europe and in Israel. In the USA Kashima-Shinryū is taught in Athens, Bozeman, Eureka, Fortuna and Los Angeles. European chapters are located in Breda, Dresden, Frankfurt, The Hague, Helsinki, Ljubljana, London and Tampere.

Regular workouts in Helsinki (UniSport / Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25)


Tue 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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