The Australian Branch of the Jishukan Ryu was established in January 1961, and is an authorised Branch of the Jishukan Ryu Honbu in Yokosuka, Japan.

Jishukan Ryu, which literally means "School to Master Self Training", aims to teach self defence whilst promoting physical and mental well being. The MOTTO of the Australian school is "BE MASTER OF YOURSELF" and the basic precept of the School is to always exercise self restraint and humility.

Jishukan Ryu Australia is a non-competitive, non-profit organization with clubs in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC and WA.