CANBERRA KOBUDO JODO IAIDO MARTIAL ARTS HOMEPAGE


Teaching Japanese Weaponry Arts in Canberra 

Shorinkai HOMEPAGE

KOBUDO- IAIDO-JODO [Australia]


What is Kobudo

What is Jodo

What is Iaido


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KOBUDO TRAINING (A.C.T)
Time - Location

Beginners

Membership & Fees

Uniform/Equipment
Shorinkai Instructors


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Melbourne
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AKR AIJ Championships 
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BEGINNERS

Beginners to Kobudo are welcome to train anytime. Beginners training is conducted within the regular club training sessions, however beginners will receive specific introductory instruction. 

For Outdoor class, loose clothing and footwear is recommended. Keikogi may be worn, but is not essential.

For indoor sword and staff training, until a Keikogi (uniform) is purchased, loose fitting clothes are preferred. Bring soft knee pads and some form of long cloth belt should be worn if you have them.

Special equipment is required for training in Kobudo, Iaido and Jodo and all training equipment will be inspected by an instructor or senior practitioner prior to class (If you have weapons, you may bring them to class for inspection.) 

Jo (wooden staff) and Bokken (wooden sword) for use by beginners are available for loan, however those taking up regular training will soon require their own weapons

PURCHASING EQUIPMENT

It is CRITICAL that the advice of instructors or senior students is obtained prior to purchasing or approaching suppliers for equipment and uniforms. Clothing and weapons must be safe (not easily broken or damaged) and must meet an International standard and official specifications. They cannot be found in local martial arts shops unfortunately.


OFFICIAL UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT (not for beginning ranks)

 

    Jodo and Kobudo kyu and dan ranks:

·   Blue Keikogi (trainng gi or top)]

·   Blue Hakama (samurai style pleated 'skirt')

·   Sword obi (belt for the bokken)

·   Zekken (Blue or Black Name patch optional)

·   Japanese White Oak Jo (wooden short staff)

·   Japanese White Bokken (wooden sword - jodo not Kendo shaped

                                           with plastic or leather tsuba or guard)

 

   Iaido kyu ranks:

  • Black or Blue Keikogi (trainng gi or top)
  • Black or Blue Hakama 
  • Zekken (Black Name patch)
  • Iaito (Japanese metal sword, with sageo cord suitable for iaido training - live blades (shin-ken) are not acceptable at kyu level)
  • see instructor for more information)

 

   Iaido dan ranks:

  • Black Keikogi (trainng gi or top)
  • Black Hakama
  • White or black undershirt (usually part of set )
  • Obi (sword belt)
  • Zekken (Black Name patch)
  • Japanese Iaito or shinken (live blade - usually above 3rd dan level)


  Other training acesssories:

  • Tabi (Japanese special footwear may be worn in Winter, but are not part of regulation uniform)