Jodo

7 Days of Training in the Netherlands – Phew!

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

7 Days of Training in the Netherlands – Phew!

Kashiwa dojo had a great 5 days in Amsterdam at the Netherlands Kendo Association 50th anniversary summer seminar. Congratulations to students Isa Carbone, who passed ikkyu in both jodo and iaido, and Abdul Oyede who passed ikkyu iaido.

In both the iaido and jodo seminars we whizzed through seitei and then focussed on koryu: Jodo omote and chudan with Ishido Sensei, Otake Sensei, Shoji Sensei, Yoshimura Sensei, Rene Sensei and European nanadan sensei. Was great having the opportunity to compare Fukuoka and Tokyo styles thanks to Otake and Shoji Sensei’s many embu.

Then Shinkage ryu iaido with Matsuoka Sensei and Kinomoto Sensei; Lots of bokuto training!

Then on to Utrecht for two more days with Matsuoka and Kinomoto Sensei for the Himawari seminar: One day of seitei iai and then another day of shinkage ryu. Absolutely wonderful!

Huge thanks to all the teachers for working, and working us, so hard; the organisers for doing such a great job, Andy Watson (Ryoshinkan Dojo) for tireless English/Japanese translation and of course the Shinkage Ryu Family Europe for making us feel so welcome.

From left to right: Abdul Oyede, Isa Carbone, Kinomoto Sensei, Matsuoka Sensei, Will Heal.

From left to right: Abdul Oyede, Isa Carbone, Kinomoto Sensei, Matsuoka Sensei, Will Heal.

Watching Matsuoka Sensei demonstrate (Photo credit Elise Heijboer).

Watching Matsuoka Sensei demonstrate (Photo credit Elise Heijboer).

European Jodo Championships 2014

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The 2014 European Jodo Championships were held in Turin, Italy over the weekend of the 12th – 14th September. The ZNKR delegation consisted of Arai Sensei (hanshi 8th dan), Kurogo Sensei (hanshi 8th dan) and Yasumaru Sensei (kyoshi 8th dan). A trio of warm hearted, highly demanding, relentless teachers! To quote Arai Sensei (translated by Andy Watson) “Let’s train until we laugh our heads off!”. Of course, it felt more like until our arms fell off…

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Kashiwa Dojo Hosts Jodo Team GB!

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

On Sunday the 7th September Kashiwa Dojo was delighted to host the Great Britain Jodo Squad for their last intensive training session before the European Jodo Championships on the 13th/14th September in Turin, Italy. Kashiwa Dojo jodo teacher Will Heal, selected for the squad again this year for the team event, (more…)

BKA Iaido and Jodo National Championships 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Team Kashiwa had a great Nationals this year, winning silver in the iaido team competition, bronze in the jodo team competition and Will won a bronze in the jodo individuals and picked up the fighting spirit award for the jodo team event. Huge thanks to all that helped organise and run the events, (more…)

2013 Iaido and Jodo Nationals

Monday, January 27th, 2014

William was at the 2013 Iaido and Jodo Nationals… Not a bad haul (iaido 2nd dan individuals bronze, jodo 1st dan individuals bronze, jodo 3-person team silver. Was co-opted to the Ojika Dojo team who were a man down – Ha’way the lads!)

William was at the 2013 Iaido and Jodo Nationals... Not a bad haul (iaido 2nd dan individuals bronze, jodo 1st dan individuals bronze, jodo 3-person team silver. Was co-opted to the Ojika Dojo team who were a man down - Ha'way the lads!)

Jodo, Bologna 2005

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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Rules and regulations for Jodo 3 member team competitions

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Rules and regulations for Jodo 3 member team competitions

To facilitate the smooth running of an eventual Jodo Team Taikai. Composed of 2 teams of 3 Jodoka that any Dojo would like to host. Please click here (Adobe PDF, right mouse click and select “Save As…” to download).