Interview with Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden, Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu

A little background. I met Yukiyoshi Takamura in San Franciso’s Japan Town at a JACL event in the early 1990’s. When I realized he was the koryu instructor I’d heard rumors about in the South Bay Area, I asked him if he would do an interview for a budo newsletter I published. To my delight, he agreed. I visited Takamura sensei and his charming wife Mishiko, at their home one afternoon to conduct the interview. It was during this interview that I realized this man was a treasure of information and insight.

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