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Shinkendo - Byron Shepherd

Please join us for a seminar looking at Shinkendo and other related arts.

The Shinkendo school emphasizes very traditional and effective swordsmanship, which with serious training, leads to both practical ability as well as an understanding of classical martial arts. Shinkendo is steeped in the traditions of the samurai, in such ways as Heiho (strategy), Reiho (proper Bushido etiquette) and philosophy. Toshishiro Obata Kaiso is the founder, director and chief instructor of The Kokusai Shinkendo Renmei (International Shinkendo Federation), an organization dedicated to teaching authentic Japanese swordsmanship.

Byron Shepherd is the only direct student of Toshishiro Obata Kaiso in the UK, and travels frequently to train with him in the honbu dojo. As a direct student of Obata Kaiso, Shepherd Sensei has had the distinct privilege of learning Aikibujutsu, Shinkendo and Bojutsu Tanrendo directly from the founder of the arts.

Cost is £15 in advance, £20 on the day. Snacks and refreshments included.


Earlier Event: 14 March
John Burn teaching in Aberdeen
Later Event: 17 April
Ikeda sensei in the UK, 2014