Nishioka Shishou – Personal History
Nishioka Tsuneo was born in Tokyo in 1924. Nishioka started his training under Shimizu Takaji in 1938 at the age of 14. Nishioka studied constantly with Shimizu Takaji until Shimizu’s death in 1978. Nishioka received Oku-iri in 1941, Shomokuroku in 1943 and Gomokuroku in 1966. In 1975 Nishioka received his Menkyo Kaiden or license of full transmission from Shimizu Takaji. During this time Nishioka started teaching and training with the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (ZenKenRen) but has ceased to be involved with them.
1978 In May Shimizu Sensei gave Nishioka Sensei the authorization to use a kanji from his name. On 22nd June, Shimizu Sensei passed away, and Nishioka Sensei realized he was one of the successors of Shintō Musō Ryū jōdō.
1981 In December, Otofuji Sensei gave Nishioka Sensei the authorization to use a kanji from his name. In relation to Shintō Musō Ryū jōdō, Nishioka Sensei’s name was then written as Nishioka Tsuneo Yasunori.
Nishioka created the Sei Ryu Kai in honor of Shimizu Takaji after his death by using the kanji found in his name to form Sei 清 Ryu 隆 Kai 会, which could be interpreted as “Shimizu Takaji’s” group. Nishioka actively teaches in Japan and hosts several students from around the world. He has traveled the globe several times through the years to teach Shinto Muso Ryu Jo and spread the art. Nishioka passed away in february 2014
Jodo Teaching Resume
1966~1977 Assisted teaching for Shimizu Sensei at Setagaya Rembukan
1977 Shimizu Sensei sent Nishioka Sensei to teach at the Yoyogi Koubukan.
1980 Matsumura Sensei chose to learn from Otofuji Sensei, and Nishioka Sensei stopped teaching there. From February, Okumura Sensei asked Nishioka Sensei to teach at the Koganei Budoukan.
1981 From November Nishioka Sensei taught at the Kawagoe Dojo associated with Kobayashi Sensei.
1982 In September Nishioka Sensei was asked to teach full time at the Nakano Junseikan of Oba- kanchou.
1983 From January Nishioka Sensei decided to only teach at the Junseikan Dojo.
1990 In March Nishioka Sensei stopped teaching at the Junseikan (isshinjou no tsugou de). From June, Nishioka Sensei was learning kendo from Okubo Sensei at the Kokubunji Kanekogakuen. Previously, Nishioka Sensei started to learn kendo from Sanbonmatsu Sensei at the Junseikan.
1991 In March, Nishioka Sensei was asked to teach at the Setagaya Jobukan. From November, he started teaching jodo at Kanekogakuen, and made the Kokubunji Jodo Kai.
1993 Phillip Relnick approached Nishioka Sensei to become the Technical Advisor of the IJF. In August, Nishioka Sensei attended as Technical Advisor of the IJF International Gasshuku in Hawaii for the first time.
1995 Nishioka Sensei helped Mitsuyama Sensei build the Sekiunkan at Hino, and keiko started in January. In August, Nishioka Sensei helped Phil Relnick Sensei build his dojo in Seattle. In the same year, Nishioka Sensei helped Pascal Kreiger Sensei build his Keikoshokon Dojo in Switzerland.
1997 In April, Shikanai Sensei asked Nishioka Sensei to teach his Aikido students in Brazil.
2000 For the commemoration of the 400th year anniversary of the relation between Japan and Holland, Nishioka Sensei held a demonstration with Pascal Kreiger’s students in Haarlem in April.
2001 In August, Nishioka Sensei assisted with the opening ceremony of Shikanai Sensei’s dojo in Brazil.
2002 In June, Nishioka Sensei stopped teaching at Sekiunkan.
2002 From Ausust, Nishioka Sensei started teaching at the Bunbunkan dojo, Asagaya.
2003 August. Nishioka Sensei leads the 9th Trienniel IJF Gasshuku in Vesc, France.
2005 May. First Sei Ryu Kai Gasshuku in Iwai, Chiba.
2006 May. Second Sei Ryu Kai Gasshuku in Meiji Jingu, Tokyo.
2006 August. Nishioka Sensei leads the 9th Trienniel IJF Gasshuku in Bel Horizonte, Brazil.
All Japan Kendo Federation Resume
1958 Received Jodo 5th dan.
1961 Jodo Renshi certificate
1969 Jodo Kyoshi certificate
1971 Received Jodo 6th dan.
1976 Received Jodo 7th dan.
1978 Became the founding board chairman of the Tokyo Kendo Federation’s Jodo Kai.
1980 Retired as board chairman, and became a member of the board.
1984 Retired as Head Secretary, and remained a board member.
1987 Received Jodo 8th dan.
1991 Jodo Hanshi certificate.