Traditional, authentic Sōsuishi-ryū Kumi-uchi (Jūjutsu) and Koshi-no-mawari (Iaijutsu) (双水執流組討腰之廻) are taught by authorised instructors in Kumataka Dōjōs across Australia, under the auspices of the Sōsuishi-ryū Jūjutsu Kai Australia (SJJK-AUS).
Our practice is overseen by Shitama Manzo, Dai Shihan and 16th familial inheritor of this almost 370-year old ryūha. The SJJK-AUS is the Australian branch of his organisation, the Sōsuishi-ryū Jūjutsu Kai. The Hombu Dōjō is the Shadanhōjin Sekiryūkan, located in Fukuoka, Japan. This is one of the oldest dōjōs in Japan and is both a koryū jūjutsu and jūdō dōjō.
Branch dōjōs are located in Epping (NSW) and Bayswater (WA), with keikokai in St George (NSW), in the respective Kumataka Dōjōs. All of our dōjō sensei have been taught, assessed and promoted by Shitama Sensei, at his Sekiryūkan Dōjō. We return regularly with our students for continuing instruction.
While numerous groups and individuals claim to practice Sōsuishi-ryū Jūjutsu, few actually do. The Sōsuishi-ryū Jūjutsu Kai Australia is the only organisation endorsed by Shitama Manzo Sensei to represent or practise Sōsuishi-ryū Kumi-uchi and Koshi-no-mawari in Australia. The Directors are Peter Williams, Kyōshi and Thomas Crooks, Kyōshi. The Sōsuishi-ryū Jūjutsu Kai Australia maintains up to date records of all recognised dōjō, instructors and members, and administrates the legitimate practice of the art in this country.
Please contact us with any inquiries.
Please see SJJK-AUS Locations for the whereabouts of Kumataka Dōjōs locations, or explore the Kumataka Dōjōs website for more information about the art, our organisation, its sensei and for links to our Facebook and Instagram presence.