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 BUDOKAN

1960 - 2024

STRONG IN HAND.  KIND IN HEART.

The classical budo, or "martial ways" are not combat systems like their forerunner, bujutsu,or "martial arts"; nor are they sports like modern judo, kendo, or karate.They are first and foremost spiritual disciplines, whose ultimate goal, achieved throughthe most rigorous mental and physical training, is self-realization in the tradition of Zen Buddhism

Donn F. Draeger

Classical Budo

A LINEAGE ALL BUT FORGOTTEN

The Yushinkan

SHINSEI
SHINSEI DOJO
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There are few martial artists in history who have been able to influence an entire generation of politicians, military personnel, police, educators, and civilians alike.  Who’s student’s (if only for a day) talked about their experiences with him in detail nearly seventy years after his death.  The first San-Dou-no-Hanshi  in history. The “God of Kendo”  ( Nakayama Hakudo.

SENSEIS TIPS

We have found that the Sensei's Tips section we launched a good while back now - where does the time go? using local dojo created quite a bit of interest. - So we thought we would post some existing content on various pages highlighted across the site in various locations for all to enjoy.

And who better to start this section off, but our good friend of over 35 years now - Kyoshi David Ansell 7 Dan or Chichidan.

He accompanied a Budokan team to kyoto in 2008 where we all took part in a World Butokusai staying in a beautiful hotel overlooking this magnificent city.

Saisho and Kyoshi Ansell shared a room for 2 weeks and they are still friends to this day.

As you will find elsewhere on this site David Ansell helped to host a traditional Open Japanese event with Budokan in Buxton 2011, which was a great success.

Toby doing some solo Kata training in Lymington Dojo

Toby and Keith doing some Kumitachi training

JAPANESE BUDO RESEARCH

We publish news stories, schoLarly articles and academic papers

from Aikido to Zen in all things Traditional Japanese Budo,

that we hope will be of interest to both teacher and student alike.

All articles and papers will first appear here on the Homepage.

After that they will be posted on the Budo Research page under the name of the discipline or context.

When a single discipline reaches 12 or more articles or papers it will be given its own page.

All papers are the responsibility of each individual author and do not necessarily reflect the views of budokanworld.com.

Just click on any of the links below to read more.

SAISHO SENSEI'S TIPS
ON SOME BASICS

Basic Karate Blocking techniques and Deflections.

A quick run through of some Aikido Basics

Basic Karate Striking techniques

Basic Aikido wristwork and handling the Bokken

12 BEST GENERAL BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

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Meditation has been shown to offer many benefits.

Although it’s well known as a technique to reduce stress and anxiety, research shows that it may also help enhance your mood, promote healthy sleep patterns, and boost cognitive skills.

Meditation is the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its many health benefits.You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration.People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance.

This article reviews 12 health benefits of meditation - ....read more...

A JAPANESE GLOSSARY

FOR KARATE STUDENTS

First they published A Short History of Karate.

Now Michael Cowie and Robert Dyson are soon to publish another little gem this year.

Budokan has been given a glimpse of their work and you can too by clicking on the image below.

And its not that little either!

Enjoy.

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CONGRATULATIONS

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PETER BUSH

Began training with Budokan  in 1971.

His name is on the Budokan Black Belt Register, which records the names and the year of being awarded their first degree Black Belt in 1977 - their Shodan -  and of of which he is now the Registrar.

Peter is a devoted and loyal member of the Budokan Shihankai and is the Deputy Chair.

In recognition of his long history and service to Budokan, Peter has been awarded the Title of Kyoshi.

Please read his Bio at PETER BUSH.

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ROY ESTABROOK

Began his training with Budokan in 1972.

His name also appears on the BB Register in 1977 the year he attained his first degree Black Belt.

Roy is a dedicated and loyal member of Budokan Shihankai and sits on the Accreditation Panel.

He is well known in many other parts of the world where he has trained with a variety of different Ryu.

In recognition of his training and teaching record Roy has been awarded the Rank of Godan.

Please read his Bio at DEAL DOJO.

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