Otake Risuke Nippon Budōkan Magazine Interview Otake Risuke Nippon Budōkan Magazine interview is a translation of the Interview in the January 2020 issue of the Budo monthly magazine published by the Nippon Budokan. We thank Shinbukan Dojo for providing us with the translation. For the original Japanese language version please click here. ————————————————— …
No Shortcuts in Koryu “There are no shortcuts in Koryu” quipped Otake Nobutoshi Shihan at the beginning of the 2018 seminar. Because the seminar lasts a week with nine hours of daily practice he assesses our level the first day. He looks at our understanding of the basic kata or omote. When building a house […]
Katori Shinto ryu sensei who guard the ryu's intangible cultural assets are Iizasa Yasusada Soke, Otake Risuke Shihan, Otake Nobutoshi.
Koryu Seminar with Otake sensei 2017 This koryu seminar with Otake sensei in 2017 we invited both Akiyama san and Shinozaki san to join us in Hochiminh City. Shinbukan Dojo has a few outstanding monjin and one of them is Shinozaki san. He is one of the early students of Otake Risuke Sensei together with Akiyama san. […]
Kenjutsu Vietnam Seminar Otake 2016 During our 2016 kenjutsu Seminar in Vietnam with Otake Sensei we had the pleasure to be visited by Akiyama san, one of the earliest students of Otake Risuke Sensei. Together with Otake Nobutoshi Sensei Akiyama san worked with all our students for a week. Checking their technique, correcting their form […]
Kenjutsu Practice strengthens relations between Vietnam and Japan Kenjutsu practice leads to stronger relations between Vietnam and Japan. The interaction of people from different nationalities during kenjutsu practice has led to better relations between the people of two countries. In November 2017 the Vietnamese Government presented Shobukan dojo …
Pascal Krieger sensei gave a 3 hour Budo class every day for a week at our dojo Shobukan Vietnam. During each Budo class Krieger sensei focused on different elements and arts. Krieger sensei shared his knowledge on Judo, Jodo, Shodo, Iaido. He also spoke about the history of Budo and Bujutsu.
Katori sensei opened the kenjutsu budo seminar in Vietnam March 2016 with the message that training should result in becoming a better person. His teachings during the seminar focused on the mental challenges of training budo first. He spoke about the deeper meaning of budo and koryu like Katori Shinto ryu for him and for his family members.
budo on the street, Those who choose the path of budo must remain mindful that to approach training with a malevolent heart is destructive, a mindset known in kenjutsu as satsujinken (the murderous sword). (Otake Risuke)
Iaijutsu, or sword drawing art is essentially a defensive one. It teaches how to use a sword that must be drawn from a position of rest inside its scabbard. Iaijutsu trains the practitioner to respond to situations where an aggressor suddenly engages.