Yasumoto Akiyoshi - Motoha Yoshin Ryu, Soke
During this time the young Inoue made Yasumoto Sensei a hanbo that he still uses to this day. Yasumoto, along with the 18th Hontai Yoshin Ryu Soke, Inoue Munetoshi, were the last generation of direct students of Minaki Saburoji and Kanazawa Ichizu (as one of the most distinguished apprentices of the 16th Soke Kakuno Hachiheita, Kanazawa Ichizu was assigned to become the substitute sensei of Kakuno's dojo).
Yasumoto Soke is renowned worldwide for his skill in Jujutsu and martial arts and since March 1981 he has been one of the major influences on traditional Jujutsu in the West. For several years he was the main teacher of Hontai Yoshin Ryu throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the USA. For many western students Yasumoto sensei was their first Hontai Yoshin Ryu teacher.
Yasumoto Soke remains true to the teachings of Kanazawa Ichizu and Minaki Saburoji and in 1999 he named his branch of Hontai Yoshin Ryu-Takagi Ryu as Motoha Yoshin Ryu. The name Motoha refers to the "original" Takagi Ryu teachings of his teachers Kanazawa Sensei and Minaki Soke.