Stoccatta School of Defence Cross-Training Seminar May 2016
I was invited to instruct a seminar demonstrating Nakamura Ryu Battodo to Western Swordsmen at the AWMAC Australasian Western Martial Arts Convention in Sydney. This was great fun as teaching Toyama Ryu Kata and Tameshigiri to people using Western Longswords proved very challenging – techniques modified and footwork to work on. Great fun was had by all – especially with regards to Tameshigiri:
California Taikai March 2016
IBF California Taikai was held at Lancaster, CA, U.S.A. on Saturday 19 March 2016. Approximately 60 Battodo practitioners from Alaska, Michigan, New York, Lancaster, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington DC were gathered at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, CA. 8 contestants, 6 judges and 4 spectators from Japan participated the Taikai. Mat Rous was also there from Sydney Australia.
18th IBF Taikai 2015
Date: Sunday 8th November 2015
Place: Tsurumi Sports Center
Each Dojo Lines up . Teams from Australia, America, Canada, South Africa and the UK attended this year
Very proud to get Silver this year with some immensely good competition in the Godan and up Division
In June we were treated to a Batto-do seminar in Townsville led by Tsutomu Ishikawa Sensei (Kyoshi 7 dan, Handa Shibucho)
Students from the Sydney, Cairns and Townsville Dojos gathered for a weekend of training in preparation for the grading after the Seminar. Much was learnt and as always, it was great to soak up as much knowledge as possible from our visiting Sensei.
Grading Results as below: