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 BUDOKÁN

1960 - 2022

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

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.

SHIHANKAI NOTICE

A meeting was called to deal with matters arising from the voting in of  two new members - Shihan Rob Rohrey Godan and Shihan Roy Estabrook Godan. -  onto the Accreditation and Certification Pane at a meeting of the Shihanail on 3 September 2023.

There were basically two issues:The Accreditation and Certification Process and as a result, a  working Title change for Sensei David Passmore.

It was also decided to bring in an additional high grade representative from the Technical Panel in order to balance the technical expertise on the Accreditation Pane.l

Kyoshi Darren Waghorne Rokedan fits this description perfectly.

So that will bring the number of Members of this Panel to 5.

All these members will be entitled to have their Henko - representing their Signature - appear in full on all future Certification.

David Passmore's title of Kyoshi awarded by the DNBK in Kyoto shall remain a title awarded by them. It shall be replaced by a new title for general use from now on.

His new Title will be Saisho no Sensei  最初の先生 which simply means First Teacher as he was indeed the very first Budokan teacher in the UK from 1970.

The name he wants used is Saisho - a shortened version of the above and is more informal than Saisho no Sensei.

A more formal notification will be posted on this site and mailed t to all members shortly.

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.

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It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Hanshi Hans Haupt recently.

He was a huge influence on Tenshinkan Karate in Japan and around the world and particularly Joe Bracone, with whom he is pictured here recently.

Kindly go Seichin Dojo page for moro info.

BUDOKAN GATHERING

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Top left clockwise to the right.

Darren Waghorne 6 Dan receiving his Kyoshi Certificate of Title from David Passmore Sensei.

Mike Clapham with part of his group on the day just finishing off Ananko.

New Shodan James Bryden working on his stances during the Karate session.

Toby Mellows at the beginning of the end of his Juji Nage with his friend and fellow Budokan colleague Keith Molyneux.

MIKE CLAPHAM PERFORMING TEKKI SHODAN

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.

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This s interesting.

Click the icon below and read the PDF

SAISHO NO SENSEI'S TIPS
ON SOME BASICS

Basic Karate Blocking techniques and Deflections.

Basic Karate Striking techniques

A quick run through of some Aikido Basics

Basic Aikido wristwork and handling the Bokken

DOWN MEMORY LANE

University of Derby Buxton 2011.

The scene of the First Open Traditional Japanese Budo 2 day Seminars in the UK for decades with Budokan heavily involved in the creation, organisation and management of the event with great back up from the University and from a legion of like minded people passionate about Budo,like the very well known David Ansell who helped initiate the event and played an important part in its success.

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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