In January 2000 Mr Kawai arrived in Sydney on assignment from his employers. The Jikyo-Juku School of Iaijutsu opened it's doors soon afterwards in Roseville, Sydney. Kawai Sensei taught weekly at the Roseville dojo until his return to Japan in 2007. He left behind several dan grade students who continue to train and teach the Yamauchi style of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu in both Sydney and Melbourne.
In 2007 the Melbourne chapter of the Jikyo-Juku school began taking students, and in 2010 produced it's first shodan ranked student.
Kawai Sensei returns to Australia regularly to continue his instruction to his students and often brings with him other renowned koryu senseis.