Nakamura Ryu Battodo Curriculum
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Nakamura Ryu Battodo Curriculum There are many aspects to Japanese swordsmanship; to learn or teach all would be an impossible task and as such the Sei Do Kan's teachings focus mainly on practical and battle-proven sword techniques like Toyama- and Nakamura Ryu Batto-do.
The Japanese sword arts are classified by their ryu styles and further divided into various elements like: kata sword forms, suburi sword swinging, kumi-tachi prearranged sword partner drills, tanren weight training, batto-giri to draw ones blade and cut a target in one swift motion, geiko sword partner practice (fencing); just to name a few.
The Sei Do Kan curriculum helps students to gain a more detailed understanding of the cultural and spiritual aspects and sword-skills necessary to become proficient in the Japanese sword arts.
A typical Sei Do Kan training session.
Practice and theory go hand in hand in sensei Fricke's classes. Here he explains the "on-guard" approach in the chiburi method employed in Nakamura ryu batto-do. In between, when time allows, he will draw on his vast experience as a qualified Natural Therapist (sports medicine/massage; acupuncure; Bowen therapy; clinical hypnotherapy) , to discuss health and fitness issues (in this case body-posture) with his students.