Budokan is a multi-discipline Traditional Japanese Budo organisation.
We have a history going back 60 years we wish to share with you.
Come and join us in a vibrant, inclusive Budo Community open to all Dojo Leaders,
wherever you are and whatever discipline you follow and teach.
Let's work together to provide value benefits for all students of Japanese Budo.
This is a completely automated Budo portal that opens the way for Dojo Leaders to reach a wider audience of potential students using the most up to date camera technology and software, that will allow, video on demand and live streaming of classes taking place including instructor and student interaction from our Teaching Platform.
IF YOU RUN A DOJO - GET IN TOUCH - [email protected] - AND WE WILL DO THE SAME THING FOR YOU ON YOUR DOJO PAGE FOR ALL TO SEE AND SHARE.
GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO EAT FOODS THAT ARE FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS EVERY DAY - LIKE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES - TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM ALONG WITH A RANGE OF SUPPLEMENTS THAT DO THE SAME - LIKE VITAMINS C AND D, ZINC AND MAGNESIUM
If you don’t regularly suffer from colds and flu-like infections, are active, do enough exercise, get a good nights sleep, are not suffering from disease and you can manage stress in your life - then the likelihood is you have a strong immune system.
BUILD AND MAINTAIN A STRONG IMMUNITY ALL YEAR ROUND
WE BELIEVE TRAINING SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE PLACE WITH QUALIFIED INSTRUCTION IN A DOJO.
STUDY AND LEARNING NOW ALSO TAKES PLACE ONLINE - 24/7 - LEADING TO MORE TRAINING AT HOME.
BOTH WORK BRILLIANTLY TOGETHER.
Shihan Dix Wridgway has written a Review of the book from the Doshu called More Than One Life.
Go to the Doshu page to read it.
Joe Bracone has already sent us a some basics video we have uploaded and now he sent us a video introduction to Tenshinkan Karate.
He has also nearly competed the building of his owndojo on his property in West Lothian, Scotland.
Go to his Dojo Page, to find out more.
AIKIDO IAIDO JUDO (KODOKAN) JU JUTSU KARATEDO KENDO
KENJUTSU KOBUDO KOBUJUTSU KYUSHO ZAZEN
If you are an active Dojo Leader get in touch and we will create a Dojo page exclusively for you where viewers can see what you are doing, pictures or short videos of your members training.
And you, of course, will be able to see what your fellow Dojo Leaders - your peers - are all doing too and share in that common knowledge.
ONLINE TEACHING PLATFORM / 24/7
Zen here means Meditaion.
And there has been a signnificant rise iof interest in the subject during the lockdown - which we all know has been worldwide.
So we thought it would be a good idea to make public some of the pages devoted to the subject normally accessible only by Login.
JUST SITTING STILL IN TRANQUIL AWARENESS
Click HERE to browse.
Great news to have Chris Davies of Kyushindo Dojo join our Executive.
He brings a wide range of skills to the table in Traditional Japanese Budo and he has excellent credentials in IT.
Go to the Teams Page to read his Bio.
And here to go to his Dojo Page.
David Ansell has sent in a remarkable article called The Forgotten Lineage of Yushinkan and its Founder Nakayama Hakudo the creator of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido - the most popular form of Iaido taught and practised in the world today.
This will be of interest to all students and those interested in the history of Japanese Budo.
Read the story here.
Read the amazing Teachers and Influencers Glossary here.
David Ansell has just posted up the first of 3 videos of some of
hte basics of iaido
Go to his Dojo Page to see the other 2 videos.
You know those gems of brilliant advice you get from time to time in the Dojo or in a passing moment from your teacher or instructor? And you can't remember them when you get home?
Well, now you can as we are starting an insights section so that you read. listen to or watch a variety of interesting observations and opinions over a wide range of subjects within Japanese Budo, thus benefitting from decades of their collective experience.
Click on insights above to go there.
THE SPIRIT BY REFLECTION
This series of Kata or Forms were developed by Sensei Passmore between 1973 and 1975, when he was a 3 Dan as an attempt to provide a series of five soft form Kata that were atrractive and aesthecally appealing to women as a complement to the 5 hard-hitting Pinans.
Budokan students have enjoyed learning and training in them for decades now and they have established themselves as an integral part of it's Karate.
Some people have asked to see them so we thought we would copy them to the pubic facing side of the site.
THEY ARE UNIQUE TO BUDOKAN.
They are presented as Teaching Kata here - slow - and not performed as Embu.
Go to this page we have made up to see all 5 of them.
Anyone who has trained in any of the disciplines of traditional Japanese Budo know how important it is to get the basics right.
Budokan hold many workshops through any year and here is a snapshot of the last one David Passmore hosted literally days before the first lockdown in March 2020.
Go to the Lymington Dojo Page to find out more about the free Aikido techniques practised there.