Arakimuninsai Ryu Iaido

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Blink and Januaryโ€™s gone!

In readiness for the Summer Course, our students practiced adopting the different Kamae postures contained within their Iaido techniques, along with their Iaido techniques required for their next grade.

Our Kyu grade students continue to rehearse for their Kenbu grades. Two of our students were recorded rehearsing the movements for their 4th Kyu Kenbu performances so our Headmaster can assess their progress.

Blink again, and it will be summer!

Intensive Summer Course 2022

Yesterday concluded our Intensive Summer Course – the first we have been able to organise since the Pandemic began.

We were delighted to welcome back our Headmaster, Soke Risho Hajime Hayabuchi for the first time since restrictions have eased.

Weโ€™d like to thank Soke for visiting and providing us with the training and support we need to become better martial artists. We are extremely fortunate to have him visit us, and the Pandemic has made us even more grateful! ๐Ÿ‘

We were able to conduct a grading this year, with successful students being presented their certificates last night – a reflection of the hard work Soke, our Sensei and students put into achieving their grade – congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

As ever, none of this would be possible without the Sensei organising this in the background to make it a smooth running week – thank you!

See you next year!!!

Covid 19 Response

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Sensei Peter Sandford

Sensei Clare Sandford

Sensei Joe Reynolds

We have had a productive January at the Dojo

Iaido โ€“ Each evening we focused on a small selection of techniques in detail throughout the evening. This allows us as students to identify what we need to do to improve upon our techniques and also have the time to put what we have learned into practice.

Some students also went through the etiquette required before and after grading.

Kenbu: we continued to practice both Waga Waka Mune No and Sengakuji.

We have started our first week for 2020 in earnest!

Iaido โ€“ Senior students went through a selection of kneeling techniques of all levels.
A small number of senior grade standing techniques were focused on โ€“ the physical actions necessary and the alertness required to make them effective.

Kenbu โ€“ Four of our members have been rehearsing for a kata called Waga Waka Mune No โ€“ a kata about a personโ€™s resolve after their request for help is refused.
A kata called Nihonto was also rehearsed โ€“ about the making of a samurai sword.
Sensei Joe taught a kata called Sengakuji โ€“ about the Sengakuji temple and the shine to the 47 Ronin.

Happy New Year from all of us at the Tensho Dojo! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

On Wednesday 15th January, we would like to invite you to an Open Evening, where we will take you through what we practice as a club.

We practice a traditional martial art called Arakimuninsai style Iaido which involves the use of a samurai sword.

We also practice two traditional Japanese styles of dance โ€“ one called Kenbu which involves dancing with a samurai sword and fan to Japanese music and poetry, and another called Shibu, like Kenbu but using a fan on its own.

These disciplines are ideal for people who would like to learn a martial art which involves the use of the samurai sword, or people with an avid interest in Japanese culture and history โ€“ especially samurai history!

Anyone over the age of 16 is very welcome as these disciplines are suitable for adults of all ages and experience. Just bring yourself and loose clothing. We will have the required equipment for the evening.

We canโ€™t wait to see you there ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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