Looking Forward to Learning and Sharing.

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June is coming up, and that’s the time for both teachers and students alike to learn from each other at the Kosho Ryu Kempo Curriculum and instructor training program hosted by Sensei Jeff Driscoll in Potsville PA at his dojo. Our headmaster Hanshi Bruce Juchnik will be there and we always look forward to his visits on the east coast. We all learn so much and it’s certainly a humbling experience. Makes me so incredibly thankful to be part of the organization.

Last year we trained for three days with Hanshi, going over what would appear to be basic movements and concepts within the octagon. However timing and distance and other factors are changed from the usual martial thinking. Things then get very challenging both in technique and simple motion. Especially exploring these adjustments with Bunkai in kata and each other’s methods. When I drove home with my fellow budo friends, my brain and body was well spent. Incredible weekend!

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The weekend is filled with so many teachers sharing so many concepts and methods of how they have grown with Hanshi and the Kai. The beauty of Kosho Ryu Kempo is that all martial arts can favor from the teachings no matter what you do. We all come from different backgrounds and other arts, but when we get together, all speak the same language but with different stories. It’s true Kempo.

It’s very exciting and I recommend anyone interested in a lifelong study of budo to join us on June 1st 2nd and 3rd. in PA. All are welcome! Teachers from all over the country and even Europe will be in attendance again this year, and I look forward to seeing both new and old friends and bringing back more knowledge to share with my friends  here at our dojo.

Tom

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NEW WEBSITE AND UPDATES!!

Welcome to the new website and

The RHODE ISLAND BUDO ACADEMY!

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Hello everybody! Our club has grown so much in the past couple years, we are teaching, sharing and practicing so much more than Sword arts now. I never thought our members and friends would be giving so much and training so hard! It pleases us to now offer so much more to folks who want to improve their lives and those around them.

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This new website will have periodic blog posts about Budo and our academy from myself as well as the other teachers and the members! So feel free to come visit us and learn and share about us and the most challenging subject, yourself!

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We are located at the beautiful New England Martial Arts Dojo in Seekonk Massachusetts. at 879 Arcade Ave.

Our curriculum’s include:

Japanese Sword arts including Iaijutsu, Kenjutsu and Historical studies

Kosho Ryu Kempo arts including. Escaping arts, Striking arts, Healing Arts, Japanese Calligraphy, Throwing arts, Ground Defense, Joint Locks And also A NEW program,

Women’s Self Defense is now on the menu!!!

All brought to you by the Sei Kosho Shorei Kai International

Which brings our incredible Seminars with Teachers from all over the East Coast that teach us so much. We hope you come to visit us soon!

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http://www.skski.net

Woman’s Self Defense a Success!

What a day we had on our WSD day, Many thanks go out to Missy and Chris for being valuable Uke’s!

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Valerie and I taught the girls the Escaping arts of Kosho Ryu Kempo as well as Striking, Kicking, decision making in a stressful situation. Also introduced was body folding, throwing and ground escape. We look forward to seeing you girls on JUNE 9th for our next seminar!!! We hope to see some more girls come by and Learn this great life preserving art called Kosho Ryu Kempo.

Feel free to navigate our menu to learn more about our academy and what it has to offer for you and your family!