|Kashima Shintō-ryū (鹿島新当流)|
|Founder||Tsukahara Bokuden (塚原 卜伝)|
|Period founded||Late Muromachi period|
|Current headmaster||Yoshikawa Tsuenetaka|
|Kenjutsu - ōdachi, kodachi||Sword art - long and short sword|
|Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū|
|Yamaguchi-ryū ; Tennen Rishin-ryū|
Due to its formation during the tumultuous Sengoku Jidai, a time of feudal war, the school's techniques are based on battlefield experience and revolve around finding weak points in the opponent's armor. The sword (katana), spear (yari) and glaive (naginata) are some of the weapons used by the school. The current headmaster of the school is Yoshikawa Tsuenetaka.