Lineage of Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kodokai and Branch Directors for Japan Headquarters
Takeda Sokaku: Disseminator of Daito-ryu (b. 1860-1943)
Horikawa Kodo: Eisei Meijin and Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kodokai Menkyo Kaiden Shihan and founder of the Kodokai branch of Daito ryu. (b. 1894-1980)
Inoue Yusuke: Menkyo Kaiden Shihan and Senior Kodokai Advisor Kitami
Tatsuo Shimbo: Menyo Kaiden Shihan and Senior Kodokai Advisor Sapporo
Matsumoto Masakuni: Shihan and Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai So Hombu Cho (Headmaster)
Hayawo Kiyama: Shihan, North American Headquarters Director and Chief Instructor.