Sunday, January 26, 2014
15:00 - 16:00: demonstrations of kobudo practiced in Europe (confirmed):
Hozoin ryu Takada-ha 宝蔵院流高田派
Muhen Yougan ryu 無辺要眼流
Sho Sho ryu 諸賞流
Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto ryu 天真正伝香取神道流
Shinkage ryu 新陰流
16:00 - 17:00: informal reception
Japans cultureel centrum Shofukan
Charloisse kerksingel 32-14
On January 22, 2012, the 1st European Kobudo Convention took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The aim of this initiative is twofold:
Firstly, to encourage the academic study of koryu bujutsu and the exchange of ideas among practitioners of kobudo ryuha in Europe. Apart from a growing network, this takes the form of a closed meeting once yearly, featuring a lecture and discussion.
(In principle, only European kobudoka training in Japan directly under supervision of a soke or shihan of a ryuha, mentioned in this list have been invited to participate. Feel free to contact us if you think you should be there, too.)
Secondly, we would like to offer the interested public a serious and accessible platform to learn more about authorized kobudo and get in touch with the respective study groups in Europe. Therefore, the second part of the annual meeting consists of demonstrations by various ryuha, as well as an informal meeting - both free and open to all.