Sōke Katsuse Yoshimitsu Kagehiro established the Suiō-ryū French Shibu (水鷗流フランス支部) on June 18th, 2016. We are an official branch of the Suiō-ryū directly under Sōke. Joan Cresp is in charge of the Shibu, and function as Sōke’s representative in France and other countries. All members of the Shibu are direct students of Katsuse Sōke. The Shibu is not affiliated with any other organisation or federation.
The French Branch has groups in the following cities : Toulouse and Irun.
If you are interested in practicing Suiō-ryū in France or elsewhere, please contact us at :