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June 7th 2008 - Otani Day

A Day to celebrate the the life of Otani Tomio Hanshi. To Be held at the Yodokan Honbu in Abercarn Wales.

July 12th 2008 - Tenshin Ryu Seminar
Tenshin Ryu Iaido and Iaijutsu seminar to be held in Croydon, London

October 18th 2008 - Budo Course

  2nd Anniversary of the Yodokan Association and Budo course to be held in Croydon, London.
arrow November 15th 2008 - Winter Budo Course
  To be held at Yodokan Honbu in Abercarn Wales. November 16th Waterfall Training.

Tenshin Ryu Team

 The five man team that attended the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai event held at Wycombe Judo Centre on Sunday 5th March 2006

From left to right - Glenn Coxon 1st Dan, Nick Efrerne 4th Kyu, Sensei Mike Selvey 6th Dan Kyoshi, Geoff Murray 3rd Dan and Tony Blake 3rd Dan Judo

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arrow Fight Mag Website
  Sensei Mike Selvey regularly contributes articles. Free to access, a site for all things Martial Arts
Suppliers of Swords and equipment
For all martial arts goods.
Supplies of fantasy swords as well as Japanese Katana.
Japanese site for all things Iaido
Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK)
Official website of the DNBK International Division. Link removed by request
arrow Seishin Judo and Iaido
  Bruce Scrivens 5th Dan, website for Judo and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido
arrow Aikido in Norwich
  Sensei Steve Fyffe 4th Dan Aikido and Cane master blind from birth studies aikido, cane and Tenshin Ryu Iaido
arrow Yamabushi Yodokan Website
  Website link for judo and Tenshin Ryu Iaido


On a very cold Sunday the Tsunami Yodokan team headed off to Wycombe Judo Centre full of anticipation of the days events. The Rensei Taikai started with the usual formalities and moved onto each dojo performing a demonstration of their respective art, this was followed by traing sessions in different martial arts conducted by Hanshi Hamada himself. During training students who were to be graded were put in position and observed.

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The format of our demonstration was to be one seiza form and six tachi forms performed by all students in syncronisation. This was followed by Mike, Geoff and Glenn giving a demonstration of Iai-jutsu. Despite the nerves the demonstration went very well.

The training sessions under Hanshi Hamada were very insightfull into how the DNBK want the focus of training to go. During the Iaido training Hanshi Hamada emphasised the need for mental discipline, the ability to hide ones intention and to remain in Zanshin. I think everyone went away with something to think about and was inspired by Hanshi Hamada's zest for martial arts.

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Tony Mike & Nick with their awards and certificates

Three students were to be graded, Sensei Mike Selvey, Geoff Murray and Glen Coxson. All three passed the grading and the award ceremony was slightly different in that all three had to kneel and be "knighted" on the shoulder by Hanshi Hamada with Musashi's Bokken. Sensei Mike Selvey received 5th Dan and Samurai title of Renshi, Geoff Murray received 3rd Dan and Glenn Coxon received 1st Dan.

All particpants received a certificate of Achievment signed personally by Hanshi Hamada. The surprise of the day was Sensei Mike selvey receiving two plaques, the first for "Inspirational Effort and dedication award" and the second for "Outstanding Instructor Leadership Award.

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We are all looking forward to the next DNBK Rensei Taikai to be held in Brussels, Belgium on the 24th and 25th June 2006.



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