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WHAT IS KOBUDO


Meidokan Kobudo - KJR Japanese Weapon Arts

Meidokan Kobudo is a weapons division of Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu—International Jujutsu Institute (KJR-IJI).

The Meidokan Kyohan (training syllabus) has five kyu or student ranks and seven dan or black belt ranks. The syllabus is designed to teach students of unarmed arts, i.e. jujutsuka, aikidoka, karateka and so on, basic principles of Japanese weaponry. This syllabus allows people focusing on their unarmed arts to have an appreciation of weapons as well as weapon attack and defence. This Meidokan system can also facilitate easy transition into formal Japanese koryu and specialized weapons study. 

With a separate syllabus (from other divisions of KJR - Jujutsu, Kuatsu etc) Kobudo is suited to practitioners of martial arts at all levels and beginners. 

The core of the syllabus revolves around the Japanese Sword (nihon-to), as most Japan Martial arts developed from kenjutsu (sword arts). Training includes:

 

¨ Kenjutsu and iaido (drawing and cutting with metal katana.

¨ Batto - sword cutting & training against armed opponents

¨ Tachidori - unarmed defence against sword

¨ Jodo - Japanese wooden staff against wooden sword, primarily Shindomuso Ryu  Jodo Kata (Omoto, Chudan, Ranai, Kage, Samidare. Shintoryu Kenjutsu etc.)

¨ Jojutsu Kumijo - short staff vs short staff (incorporating elements of 'aikijo' and       aikito'.)

¨ Jodori - staff taking (unarmed defence against jo)

¨ Jonage - throwing and locking with jo from unarmed attack

¨ Tanbo - short stick use and defence

¨ Tanto - knife attack and defence

¨ Nito - using two swords against sword

¨ Wakizashi (kodachi) - short sword against sword

¨ Naginata - bladed spear (glaive) against naginata & sword

¨ Tanjo (hanbo) - short  staf

KJR Kobudo Instructors

Chief Instructor: John R. Bear shihan, awarded Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu 9th dan jujutsu and 7th dan KJR kobudo; Shotokan karate 3rd dan; AKR Iaido (Japanese sword) 3rd dan; AKR Jodo (Japanese short staff) 3rd dan; with ranks in other martial arts. A recipient of 2000 Australian Sports Medal from the Australian Government for services to sport in this region, he was inducted into the 2006 Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame (AMAHOF). He is Director, Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu-International Jujutsu Institute, former Vice President, ACT Kendo Renmei (2006-2014 retired), an accredited coach since 1988 and has been teaching martial arts in the Australian Capital Territory since 1970.

Active Local MAA Accredited Kobudo Coaches. Douglas Venables, KJR kobudo 2nd dan, KJR Jujutsu 7th dan. E. Scharrer, KJR kobudo 3rd dan, PMA Jujitsu 8th dan, 

Interstate Kobudo Coaches: A. Mills KJR kobudo 1st dan, Aikido 2nd dan and A.Walliker 1st dan kobudo, Aikido 1st kyu with Aiki-Centre, Hawthorn, Melbourne. M.Story, KJR kobudo 1st dan Aikido 1st dan, Brisbane Queensland.

OverseasR.Rekas KJR kobudo 5th dan, KJR Jujutsu 6th dan, AKR jodo 3rd dan & AKR iaido 3rd dan.(resides in Japan) 

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