Welcome to Umekawa Budokai

Our curriculum currently encompasses Iaido ZNKR, Muso Shinden ryu and Jodo Shinto Muso Ryu. 


After learning basics of how to hold a sword and wave with it the beginner is gradually introduced to the twelve basic kata from ZNKR (formerly known as Seitei-gata).
These forms were developed by the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (All Japan Kendo Federation) in the 1960′s and 70′s as a national and later, international, standard for teaching, grading and competing.
The moves are derived from the most popular of old styles (koryu), and, although they represent basic study in preparation for later koryu practice, they continue to be the forms through which instructors and sensei demonstrate basic principles at all levels. Following these there are old style kata. Most common in Sweden as well as Japan are Muso Shinden Ryu and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. Umekawa trains Muso Shinden Ryu.

Muso Shinden Ryu at Wikipedia

The purpose of Jodo is to learn how to defeat a swordsman in combat using the , with an emphasis on proper combative distance, timing and concentration. The system includes teachings of other weapon systems which are contained in Shintō Musō-ryū as auxiliary arts (Fuzoku ryuha). 
After learning basics of how to hold the sword (ken) and staff (jo), beginner is gradually introduced to the kata of Shinto Muso Ryu.

Shinto Muso Ryu at Wikipedia

Location & Training schedule.
Our dojo is situated at Ålidhem. Naturvetarstråket.

Wednesdays at 19.00 – 20.30.
Sundays at 15.00 – 17.00.

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions

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