SEI DO KAN
... to walk or teach the true way.
The name SEI DO KAN, to walk or teach the true way,
One year later Hans Fricke received Kyoshi
8th dan in Nakamura Ryu Battodo and with it permission to teach and represent Nakamura Ryu Battodo in "direct line" in Australia and is believed to be the only non-Japanese to have received such high honors outside Japan.
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Australia's first and foremost Nakamura Ryu Batto-do school.
Seitei to-ho kata #4 practice at the Inala dojo, Cherrybrook.
Nakamura sensei presenting Hans Fricke with kyoshi 8th-dan in Nakamura Ryu Battodo at his home in Tsurumi Japan 2002.
Nakamura sensei naming his Australian dojo SEI DO KAN in 2001.
Some rare historical photos with Nakamura sensei in Japan.
Hans Fricke's first meeting with Nakamura sensei, after having followed his invitation to train with him in Japan...
... and walking sensei home.
Tomoko-san, Hans Fricke, Roberto Sequeira and Nakamura sensei , Tsurumi Japan.
Last get-together in Yokohama with Tomoko-san
and Nakamura sensei, November 2002
Visiting sensei's monument when a sudden storm flared up.
Even during lunch sensei would suddenly pick up his katana to teach a finer point of Toyama ryu.
Passing on Nakamura sensei's legacy Fricke sensei, at age 80, still teaches to a group of dedicated
In 2006 the Australian Battodo Association Inc. was formed to promote and protect Nakamura Ryu Battodo in Australia and to conduct and oversee all dan- rankings of its members.
After Nakamura sensei's passing in May 2003, his daughter