Shintō Musō-Ryū

Winter Gasshuku

FRI, SAT & SUN 7th TO 9th JULY

Includes 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
Limited Dojo accommodation available.

Welcome to Kenshinryu

Traditions For The Future

Aikido – The Way with Harmony

The Kenshinryu is a full time traditional Martial Arts organisation providing training and instruction in Kenshinryu Aikido, Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo, Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu and auxiliary arts as well as Aikido for children, youth and people with a disability. Classes are available 6 days per week at the Palmwoods headquarters as well as a branch Dojo in Lismore NSW.

About Kenshinryu

The Kenshinryu was originally formed in 1991 as a full time provider of the traditional Japanese martial art of Yoshinkan Aikido. In 2000 it expanded its syllabus to include instruction in Shinto Muso Ryu. The influence of the kobudo of Shinto Muso Ryu has permeated the Aikido practice until it has built upon and diverged from its roots in Yoshinkan Aikido resulting in a change of style to Kenshinryu Aikido. Classes are provided 6 days per week at the Honbu Dojo on the Sunshine Coast.

The Kenshinryu style owes a great deal to Headmaster Dangerfield Sensei’s training in the kobudo of Shinto Muso Ryu under Master Nishioka Tsuneo Sensei by whom he was awarded the traditional certification of ShomokurokuKenshinryu Aikido is notable for its strong spirit and technique and the re-incorporation of genuine sword principles to the unarmed practice.


Adult Beginners Package

A special package open to Beginners only is also available.
In this package you receive:

  • Woven Cotton Training Uniform
  • 3 months training
  • 5 Individualised lessons
  • Access to 6 classes per week
  • Student Handbook
  • Membership
  • Insurance
  • 1 hour consultation with the Chief Instructor

Valued at over $400, this package is great value at only $290

Adult Budō Beginner Course


Learn armed and unarmed traditional Japanese combat arts including
Aikido, SMR Jodo, Kenjutsu and Tantojutsu.

12 Lessons for $99PP

Junior Aikido Program

The Kenshinryu is renowned for its junior program. Thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunity to find themselves in this disciplined, non-competitive and supportive environment.

Adult Aikido

Aikido training can help you stay safe, improve your fitness and build confidence in a way that flows through to all aspects of life.

Shinto Muso Ryu

The Shinto Muso Ryu is a 400 year old Koryu weapons school focusing on Sword, Jo (4 foot staff), and other associated weapons.

  • 15+ YEARS
  • 5:30PM TO 7:30PM, SATURDAY – 7:30AM TO 10:30AM

Latest News & Events

“The spirit of Budo is not concerned with winning or losing. The basis of training must be to enhance the quality of our life. In dwelling on the surface aspects only, we will be drawn inevitably towards comparisons and competitiveness. By letting go of the fear that is winning and losing … by adopting a spirit of openness, we can experience the sense of freedom and joy that is Budo.”

David Dangerfield Sensei