The Kyoudo clan is the police force for the Briar Village. They specialize in strength and endurance techniques, both of body and of mind. They are also capable of wood manipulation techniques, though not the full Wood Elemental Release.
During the recent war, the Kyoudo sided with Yellow Jacket after he slew most of the current village leaders. Afterwards, they argued that they were trying to prevent further bloodshed while waiting for an opportunity to strike against such a formidable opponent. Not everyone in the village accepts this explanation, however, and there has been increased prejudice against the Kyoudo from other village members.