Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcome to Shindokan Budo Blog!

Welcome to the blogsite of Shindokan Budo. Shindokan Budo is part of Black Bear Traditional Martial Arts Center, a traditional dojo located in Stonington, Connecticut, near the Westerly, Rhode Island line. Serving eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island, Shindokan Dojo is dedicated to the study and preservation of the traditional martial arts of Japan and Okinawa. With a focus on classical Japanese martial traditions, we offer instruction in authentic jujutsu and koryu sword arts, making our dojo unique among all others here in southern New England. We have ongoing classes in the following traditions:
  • Dentokan Jujutsu / Aiki-jujutsu (A recognized branch of Hakko-ryu Jujutsu, itself a system derived from Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu and descended from the close quarter fighting arts of the samurai);
  • Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-Heiho / Iaijutsu (school of classical Japanese swordsmanship founded in the late Muromachi Period by Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu);
  • Ono-ha Itto-ryu Kenjutsu (school of classical Japanese swordsmanship founded in the early Edo Period by Itto Ittosai Kagehisa [Itto-ryu] and Ono Tadaaki Jirouemon [Ono-ha Itto-ryu]).

We practice Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu and Ono-ha Itto-ryu under the authority of the Jikishin-Kai International/Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai (Ono-ha Itto-ryu is practiced within the JKI/KNBK as an approved kenkyukai). Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu is practiced under the authority of the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei.

Additionally, our dojo offers classes in Shorin-ryu Reihokan Karatedo & Kobudo as a shibu-dojo of the Okinawa Karate Kobudo Shorin-ryu Reihokan Kyokai.

We will try to keep this blogsite updated with news and essays as much as possible. Please check back again very soon.