AIKIDO IAIDO JUDO (KODOKAN) JU JUTSU KARATEDO KENDO
KENJUTSU KOBUDO KOBUJUTSU KYUSHO ZAZEN
The Head, Heart and Soul of Traditional Japanese Budo at its best.
The Kodokwan Dojo in Zambia has an envable history going back to the 1920's and its current Head - Jonathan Kruger - has put together an interesting history of Koryu JuJitsu - Read more. Adn go to his Dojo Page.
THE BUDOKAN AIKIDO LIBRARY
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The major architect of the development of Aikido in France and Europe
A MUST READ FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY AND
THE NEARLY FORGOTTEN LINEAGE OF MUSOSHINDEN RYU IAIDO
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Nakayama Hakudo was arguably the most influential martial artist in modern history.
Many instructors and students around the world claim to have some “connection” to him, having practiced some form or another of his Iaido. Yet, these same people (in Japan and abroad) know little more than his name. Only by looking at his humble origins, ambitions, accomplishments, and outlooks can we come closer to understanding the man and his styles.
OFFENSIVE WEAPONS ACT UK
INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS DOMICILED IN THE UK ONLY
There have been amendments to the 2008 Offensive Weapons Act passed in 2019 and implemented in 2020/21.
The recent changes makes possession of a curved blade that is longer than 51 centimetres unlawful.
UK Police Forces created an amnesty for a period in 2020 in which people could hand in their blades at their local police stations for a small offer of compensation, which is no longer available.
We are advised that the Exemption from the previous Act still applies HOWEVER only if the owner of that blade is an active member of an organisation that has professional indemnity insurance in place such as Budokan in the UK in their teaching and practise of Iaido.
If you are still have possession of your blade and no longer practice Iaido and you are not a paid up member of Budokan in the UK, then these are my suggestions:
1 Hand in the blade at your local police station and be sure that you can provide bona fide evidence of your right to have used and own it.
2 Allow Budokan in the UK to compensate you for your blade at current market value through an independent evaluation.
3 Gift your blade to Budokan in the UK to be held by them for future use as an Iaito on loan to future and current students to use prior to them buying their own.
4 Renew your annual membership to Budokan in the UK.
5 Create your own group to practice Iaido with your own PI insurance in place.
If you have any queries please email me at [email protected]