Despite rigorous training in Kageryu exponents are encouraged to study more than just swordsmanship and practice other japanese traditional arts. demonstration of the Yanagawa Kobudo Shinkokai have incuded Shakuhachi, shigin, The mikkyo (esoteric practices)and Jingai (Triton horn) of the Honzan Shugenshu( a Buddhist Yamabushi sect) Black joba-hakama and uwagi with han-juban are worn for everyday practice. White uwagi in the warmer months. Kaiin are required to wear montsuki-hakama bearing the family crest of the Tachibana clan for formal events. Crest of interwined Ginko Leaves shown below.
The Ryu has survived to this day with no rank or gradings. However, holding grades or rank in other forms of martial arts is beneficial if one wishes to become a member.