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Stoccatta School of Defence Cross-Training Seminar May 2016

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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

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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

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Date: Sunday 8th November 2015

Place: Tsurumi Sports Center

 

部門
Division
優勝
First place
準優勝
Second place
三位
Third place
No. of
Kenshi
形の部
Kata
二段以下
2dan –
田中瞳
Tanaka Hitomi
東金
Togane
マット
Matt Duffy
イギリス
UK
イリッチ
Ilkic Nebojsa
カナダ
Canada
41
 
三, 四段
3, 4 dan
勝野しん
Katsuno Shinri
鶴誠会
Kakuseikai
富岡修
Tomioka Osamu
鶴誠会
Kakuseikai
石井宏和
Ishii Hirokazu
東金
Togane
22
 
五段以上
5 dan +
大橋 知彦
Ohashi Tomohiko
半田
Handa
マット
Mat Rous
豪州
Australia
北村 秀一
Kitamura Shuichi
鶴誠会
Kakuseikai
27

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

 

August 2015

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:

 

We were honored to have Ishikawa Sensei travel to Australia for our annual Battodo Seminar and Grading

 

Sydney Cairns and Townsville Students after a hard weekend of training with Ishikawa, Ido and Suzuki Sensei

 

Discussing the finer points of our kata for the grading