John Matthews Sensei (4th dan USFBD, 4th dan ZNTIR, 4th dan ZNBDR, 1st dan Seizankai, 7th dan Yoshukai karate, dojo cho of The Bamboo Dojo) will be visiting from Florida to conduct a two-day seminar in battodo, the art of drawing the sword and striking in one motion.
The curriculum will include the Shoden and Chuden sets of the Federation's seitei kata, as well as tameshigiri. There will be testing for dan rank in USFBD. All styles, all levels of experience are welcome.
Saturday the 24th, class starts at 4pm.
Sunday the 25th, class starts at noon.
Our first seminar of the year was hosted by Brooklyn Battodo with guest instructor John Matthews Sensei!
Congratulations to Lindai Loutun for passing Nidan and Tristan Żukowski, David Ahn, Michael Shane, Anthony Deen, and Nelson Pecora for passing Shodan!
Photos by Gordon Eriksen
We also debuted our new membership cards! They'll be sent out shortly to dojo cho who weren't able to make it to the seminar.