|Period founded||Early Edo period|
|Current headmaster||Inoue Kyoichi Munenori|
|Hanbōjutsu||Short staff art|
|Iaijutsu||Sword drawing art|
|Kenjutsu||Sword fighting art|
Hontai Yōshin-ryū (本體楊心流?) is a traditional (koryū) school of Japanese martial arts founded c.1660, by Takagi Shigetoshi. Some sources give Takagi's middle name as Setsuemon, while others give it as Oriemon.
This school was active during the Edo period, especially dominant in the Himeji-han and Ako-han. The present headmaster (sōke) is Inoue Kyoichi Munenori who succeeded his father Inoue Tsuyoshi Munetoshi. The handover occurred on 16 January 2005.
Although there are a limited number of official Hontai Yōshin-ryū schools across the world, many westerners have benefited from study at the headquarters in Japan. Therefore, the school's influence on the development of modern jujutsu is significant. The Hontai Yōshin-ryū stays true to its values and traditions and does not advocate commercialization.
The order of Hontai Yōshin-ryū succession is as follows
- Takagi Shigetoshi (born c.1635, date of death unknown)
- Takagi Umanosuke Shigesada
- Takagi Gennoshin Hideshige
- Okuni Kihei Shigenobu
- Okuni Hachikuro Nobutoshi
- Okuni Tarodaibu Tadanobu
- Okuni Kihyoe Yoshisada
- Okuni Yozaemon Yoshisada
- Nakayama Jinnai Sadahide
- Okuni Buuemon Sadanobu
- Nakayama Kizaemon Sadataka
- Okuni Kenji Hideshige
- Yagi Ikugoro Hisayoshi
- Ishiya Takeo Masatsugu
- Ishiya Matsutaro Masaharu
- Kakuno Happeita Masayoshi (died c.1939)
- Minaki Saburo Masanori (born c.1906, date of death unknown)
- Inoue Tsuyoshi Munetoshi (born c.1925)
- Inoue Kyoichi Munenori (born c.1949)
- Official Hontai Yoshin Ryu website
- Hontai Yoshin Ryu UK
- Hontai Yoshin Ryu USA
- Hontai Yoshin Ryu Belgium
- Hontai Yoshin Ryu Italy
- Koryu.com (2000). "Hontai Yoshin-ryu". Ryu Guide. Koryu Books. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
- Hontai Yoshin Ryu Official Site (2007). "The History of Hontai Yoshin Ryu". Hontai Yoshin Ryu. Retrieved 2007-10-26.