The Ryōi Shintōkai is an organisation dedicated to the preservation and teaching of traditional Ryōi Shintō-ryū Jūjutsu 良移心当流 柔術
Ryōi Shintō-ryū Jūjutsu 良移心当流 柔術 was known as one of the strongest and most influential Jūjutsu styles of the ‘Edo period’ (1603 – 1868)
Its founder Fukuno Shichirouemon Masakatsu (福野七郎右衛門正勝) was born (approx.) 1585 in Settsu, Naniwa (the modern-day area of Osaka, Japan) and was renowned for his martial prowess.
Ryōi Shintō-ryū Jūjutsu (良移心当流 柔術) was introduced in to the U.K. in 1924 by Takeda Tatsu Shihan (武田 辰師範), who taught a number of students, including Peter Shortt Sensei, (father of James Shortt). Peter Shortt later began James Shortt’s training.
Takeda Sensei was followed in 1957 by another Ryōi Shintō-ryū teacher Komito Kaizō Shihan (小見戸戒三師範), who continued James Shortt’s training in the Ryōi Shintō-ryū and eventually awarded him ‘Menkyo Kaiden‘ (免許皆伝) (full teaching licence).
Peter King began training in Ryōi Shintō-ryū Jūjutsu in 1976 and was awarded ‘Menkyo Kaiden’ (免許皆伝) by Shortt Shihan in 1997. He has also recently been appointed as Kaichō (会長 - chairman) of the Ryōi Shintōkai (良移心当会).