The clip below shows the first 'grade' (ichimonji) techniques from the shoden mokuroku, which need  to be performed to both sides of the body

This next clip shows the Zenshosen Judo version of Te Hodoki, which is based on techniques from Tenjin Shinyo Ryu, but appears in various forms in a number of styles of koryu jujutsu

         Zenshōsen Judo                         (Zenshōsen = 前哨戦 = Battle)


An advanced-level syllabus from the Kenshin Do Ryu, available to Wadoryu, Judo and Jujutsu Dan grades only, examining some of the joint roots and principles of judo and wadoryu with techniques based around various styles of koryu jujutsu, including Kito Ryu, Tenjin Shinyo Ryu & Yoshin Ryu and their derivatives. Ranks take the underlying Dan grade, acknowledging the experience of the practitioner, and add the Zenshōsen Judo grade; eg. 3rd Dan; Shoden Mokuroku


Delivered in three catalogue levels, Shoden, Chuden and Okuden Mokuroku, the first catalogue demonstrates discrete kuzushi taken from Shindo yoshin ryu and kyusho from Tenjin Shinyo Ryu. The chuden mokuroku examines principles, kata and techniques based on Shindo yoshin ryu and Tenjin shinyo ryu in more detail, whilst the Okuden level looks at the Kito ryu and Yoshin ryu.


Zenshosen Judo is a Kata-based art designed for experienced martial artists to broaden knowledge and understand the teaching methods, principles and techniques from koryu jujutsu that form the roots of the Kenshindoryu core arts, Mixed with strategy from Kenjutsu exploring attack angles and kyusho (atemi) techniques, translates the underlying fundamental principles into usable techniques.

Courses and Study Groups

The techniques of the various kata can be taught initially in courses and studied at leisure, where they continually provide new insights and opportunity. Formal assessments are carried out by Kenshindoryu officials bsed, not only, on competency in the technique, but understanding and application of the principles