Battodo seminar was held in Belgrade, Serbia. 11 members including 2 from Italy attended the seminar.
We went through all basics, Toyamaryu, Seitei toho, Nakamuraryu, Kumitachi and Shizan. At the end, three members took grading test for shodan successfully.
Italian group joined the seminar. They formed a study group since 2010 and have been practiced battodo under a guidance of Dejan. They are now member of IBF as Prato keikokai.
IBF Magazine "Kenkon" No. 3 published.
Main topics are IBF California Taikai and IBF Board Meeting.
(Sorry in Japanese)
2016.3.19(Sat.) IBF California Taikai
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.
⚫︎ The Result of the Competition
Congratulations for the excellent results!
- Kata -
2 dan & below:
1st place - Sherry Kostecka
2nd place - Oliver Nilsson
3rd place - JP Mamaril
3, 4 dan :
1st place - John Mutsuchink
2nd place - Phillip Geisbauer
3rd place - Osamu Tomioka
5 dan & above :
1st place - Junicji Takahashi
2nd place - Derek Morris
3rd place - Sang Kim
- Shizan -
2 dan & below :
1st place - JP Mararil
2nd place - Brad McAdam
3rd place - Ray-Ce Davis
3, 4 dan :
1st place - Tom Wadrow
2nd place - Yoshi Satoh
3rd place - Hiraku Noguchi
5 dan & above :
1st place - Jubichi Takahashi
2nd place - Joshua Badgley
3rd place - Kenji Hidaka
- Kumitachi -
1st place - Tom Wadrow and Derek Morris
2nd place - Dave Drawdy and Carl Jenkins
3rd place - Junichi Takahashi and Kenji Hidaka
- Team Cutting -
1st Place - Team San Diego
Yoshi Satoh, Jodee Janda and Keyan Jafari
2nd Place - Team Kenkonkai A
Carl Jenkins, Mat Rous and Tom Wadlow
3rd Place - Kakuseikai A
Tomioka, Suishu and Takahashi
- Award for Efforts -
Dedicatory demonstration for the Goryo Jinjya shrine in Yokohama.
As from January 2016, the most recent news will be displayed on top.
(In 2015, the most recent news was displayed at the bottom.)
Keiko Hajime - the first practice in the new year 2015 was held at the regular dojo, Tsurumi Chugakko, Yokohama with ritual ceremony by Shinto priest.
Kobudo taikai by Nippon Iaido Kyokai Takada Dojo for dedicaion for Goryo Jinjya shrine, Nakada-kita, Yokohama. 5 members from Kakusseikai participated.
Kobudo taikai by Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai was held at Sumida Sports Center, Asakusa, Tokyo.
The board meeting of International Batto-Do Federation was held at Hotel Livemax, Tsurumi, Yokohama.
Regular spring festival of Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Tokyo was held on April 20 - 23, 2015. Battodo embu was done on Tuesday 21st.
2015.5.4, 5(Sat., Sun)
Kobudo taikai at Shimogamo Jinjya shrine and Shiramine Jinya shrine in Kyoto by Nihon Kobudo Shinko Kai. Hiromitsu Takano, Kyoshi 7 dan performed Toyamaryu battodo and Tameshigiri.
Nobori Fest 2015 was held on 5th May, 2015 at Nagahino Castel ruins, Shinshiro city Aichi Prefecture.
Iaido dedicatory demonstration for Seto-jinjya Shrine was held by Nippon Iaido Kyokai at Choseiji Temple Hall, Mutsura, Yokohama. 5 members from Kakuseikai participated.
Kobudo dedicatory demonstration for Iseyama Kotai Jingu shrine by Tokotachi Kai. 6 members from Kakuseikai participated.
Nakamura Ryu mini Gasshuku was held with Yoshitaka Nomura Kyoshi 8 dan at Kenkonkai dojo of Capital Area Budokai, Washington DC in Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.
Monday class was also a part of the mini Gasshuku. Some photo below.
Battodo seminar in Townsville, Australia led by Tsutomu Ishikawa sensei, Kyoshi 7 dan, Handa Shibucho
IBF Technical Seminar of Judges for IBF Taikai 2015 Competition.
Simulation of judgement for the Taikai competition were done by the judges. Score are taken and compared with other judges. Each judge mad a short comment for own scoring.