ANCIENT WISDOM

 For the modern world

ANCIENT WISDOM

 For the modern world

Seattle’s Sato Bu Kan Dojo (Dojo of the Awaking Warrior) is an official Nami ryu Aiki Heiho dojo under James Williams Sensei of Encinitas, California. Williams Sensei is one of the top proponents in the world of Japanese sword and unarmed combat arts. Sato Bu Kan Dojo was founded in 2016.

2017 instructors seminar

Our curriculum includes practical Aiki-jujutsu applications which are subtle and extremely effective. These techniques remain true to their original purpose and principles, which are firmly rooted in a world where edged weapons were the norm. Nami ryu is well suited to law enforcement and military as well as home defense and personal self-defense.

 

Nami ryu Aiki Heiho is based on Japanese sword arts (kenjutsu, iaijutsu and tantojutsu), the principles of which directly apply to the unarmed martial arts (Aikijujutsu) that were the exclusive martial arts of the samurai. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido.

Our curriculum includes practical Aiki-jujutsu applications which are subtle and extremely effective. These techniques remain true to their original purpose and principles, which are firmly rooted in a world where edged weapons were the norm. Nami ryu is well suited to law enforcement and military as well as home defense and personal self-defense.

 

2017 instructors seminar

Nami ryu Aiki Heiho is based on Japanese sword arts (kenjutsu, iaijutsu and tantojutsu), the principles of which directly apply to the unarmed martial arts (Aikijujutsu) that were the exclusive martial arts of the samurai. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido.

Instructors

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Josh Ross started his martial arts career in Kendo in the pacific northwest in 2004. He spent three years practicing kendo in Bellevue before moving to Japan. Over the course of two years living in Japan, Josh Sensei earned his Ni-dan rank in Kendo (2nd degree black belt). Josh found Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho in 2009 when he was looking for an art which truly resembled the samurai’s skill set. Josh Sensei returned to Japan in 2010 and studied under Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei at the Shinbukan Kuroda Dojo. He continues to drain directly under Williams Sensei and continues to be a student of Shinbukan Kuroda Dojo.

 

Josh Sensei speaks Japanese and has a great understanding of the Japanese culture. He continues to travel to Japan for study and pleasure. He language is supplemented by the practice Shodo or Japanese caligraphy.

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Josh Sensei learning from Kuroda Sensei. Shinbukan Kuroda Dojo was founded by Yahei Masayoshi Kuroda in 1848. Kuroda Sensei is the fifteenth Soke of his family's system. Kuroda Sensei is currently the only teacher of his system in the world.

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Josh Sensei's Kendo class in Japan

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Josh Sensei being highlighted in an Utsunomiya newspaper (Shimotsuke Shinbun) for acheiving Ni-dan rank.