No Shortcuts in Koryu 2018 Seminar

No Shortcuts in Koryu 2018 Seminar

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 […]

Koryu Seminar with Otake sensei 2017

Koryu Seminar with Otake sensei 2017

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

Kenjutsu Vietnam Seminar Otake 2016

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 […]

Budo Kenjutsu Seminar Vietnam VIII Katori Sensei 2016

Budo Kenjutsu Seminar Vietnam VIII Katori Sensei 2016

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.