Ryuseiken Battodo

Japanese swordfighting

July 2009 Blog Posts (1)

New Shodan and Nidan

The promotion ceremonies on Sunday went well. Reed was the only shodan candidate but there were a number of higher rank promotions as well. I'll try to post photos once I get them off my phone.

Congratulations to:

Reed Wittman - as our newest Shodan

Dusty Alexander - promoted to Nidan and awarded the title of sensei

There were a number of other dan promotions in the other martial arts styles (Kodenkan teaches a wide range of martial arts).

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Added by rawnshah on July 21, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

Web sites & Resources

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan (2008) - Phoenix, AZ, Feb 23-28, Heritage Square

Battodo Ryuseiken in Japan. Also a partial site in english.

The Kodenkan of Tucson

The UofA Ryuseiken Battodo on the ASUA site

Tameshigiri.com - where we get goza. The ordering and shipping process are given.

Hanwei/Paul Chen swords

The Knighthawk Armoury builds some interesting realistic looking goshinken. They're expensive but they claim to be pretty durable (not yet tested by us).

Folding a Hakama the proper way

Woodall's Custom Workshop makes nice cutting stands for tameshigiri.

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