This has been the fourth time that Otake Nobutoshi has headed a kenjutsu seminar at Shobukan dojo in Hochiminh City in Vietnam.
Katori bojutsu: every year Shobukan Vietnam holds a new years training. This time we practiced bo suburi.
This is the third time Yamada Hironobu sensei visited Vietnam to teach us kenjutsu, bojutsu and naginatajutsu. This Japanese koryu seminar Vietnam is the sixth kenjutsu seminar of its kind.
Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto ryu teaches the martial arts of kenjutsu (swordsmanship), iaijutsu (sword drawing), bojutsu (staff techniques) and others. Our tradition not only includes such techniques, but also has a broad range of sciences such as chikujojutsu (castle and field fortifications).
September 3rd 2015, Katori Shinto ryu Vietnam performed at Tay Nguyen University, Daklak to celebrate the 42th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.
"The art of war is the art of peace; no man should remain ignorant of this matter."
Oi Magazine of Ho Chi Minh City has covered Shobukan dojo in its June publication.
“Moral character is an essential quality, defining us as human, but there are countless paths to instil this virtue, such as Buddhism, Shinto, Confucianism, calligraphy, flower arranging and so on."
Swordsmanship kenjutsu in the pre- Edo periods was specifically an art of aggression. However, there were warriors who devoted themselves to a thorough study of this art to achieve enlightenment.
Sunday, January 5th, was a special training day of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Vietnam, as it was the new year training session.