Kiyoshi Yoshimoti

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Yoshimoti Kiyoshi

Kiyoshi Yoshimoti (吉用 清, Yoshimochi Kiyoshi, 1948, Usa, Ōita, Japan – 4 January 2020, Usa, Ōita, Japan)[1] was a Japanese swordsman.

His father, Gosho Motoharu, is one of the more important master of koryū budō of the region, being Menkyo kaiden and Shihan (master) of two important schools, the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū and the Sekiguchi Ryū.[2]

Since his youth, Yoshimoti Kiyoshi practiced budō under his father's care, reaching Menkyo Kaiden in both Hyōhō Niten Ichi ryū and Sekiguchi Ryū.[2]

In 2007, attending to a request of the Ōita Kendo Association, the Kiyonaga family, the family of the late 9th soke of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi ryū (Kiyonaga Tadanao) and of the 11th successor (Kiyonaga Fumiya), chose Kiyoshi Yoshimoti to reestablish the main line of this school in Ōita. He became the 12th successor of Miyamoto Musashi,[2] reintegrating his family line, the Gosho-ha Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu and the Seito line.

Yoshimoti Kiyoshi
1948 - Born in Oita Ken, Usa Shi
1989 - 4th dan in Kendo
1993 - Menkyo Kaiden in Sekiguchi Ryu Iaijutsu
1994 - 7th dan Kyoshi in Iaido
1999 - Menkyo Kaiden in Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu
2002 - Represented the Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu in the Kendo Kyoto Taikai, held in the Kyoto Butokuden.
2007[2] - Became the 12th successor of Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu
- Demonstration in the All Japan Naginata Championship
- Represented again the Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu in the Kyoto Taikai


  1. ^ 「兵法二天一流」正統第12代宗家の吉用清さん死去
  2. ^ a b c d Ikeda, Kiyonori (September 2007), "武の道 - 歩む歓び (The way of the Warrior - The satisfaction to undergo *Free translation)", Kendo Nippon September 2007, pp. 62, 65, archived from the original on 2007-10-29

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