The Way of the Bow
Kyudo is one of the most ancient and noble traditional disciplines in Japan. Many consider it to be the purest of all martial arts. It is very close to the Way of the Warrior which is the mirror of the mind and the heart. Il Kyudo is characterised by a purely operative nature, which doesn't leave space for pointless speculation. This means that its principles are intimately connected with its practice, and their inner value is demonstrated by the fact that they can be applied both during kyudo practice and in daily life.
The Way of Swordsmanship
The historical birth of Iaido traditionally dates back to the second year of the EIROKU era, and it was born thanks to Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu (1546-1621). It is said that 20-year-old Hayashinzaki went to a shinto sanctuary, where he stayed and kept praying for 100 days. At the end of these days, he had a dream in which he was taught the technique for drawing the sword from its scabbard.
Dōjō (道場, Dōjō), commonly transliterated as dojo, means place (jō) where one follows the way (dō), or also: place for finding the way. The term derived from Buddhism, indicated the place where awakening is obtained, was adopted in the military world influenced by the Zen tradition, for this reason it is widespread in the martial arts environment.
- 20 January 2024
On January 20, 2024, the Japanese New Year was celebrated at the Taikenkan dojo: the day was inaugurated with the Yawatashi of Principal Pasquale Minardi, followed […]
- 19 August 2023
With great pleasure, the Principal of Art-Ki and the members of the Academy were invited to participate in the celebrations for the 10th year since the […]
- 19 March 2023
On January 22, 2023, the Japanese New Year was celebrated: first with the Headmaster’s Yawatashi, followed by the sword kata and finally with the traditional kin-mato […]
- 19 March 2023
On October 15-16 the 5th Seminar with Japanese Sensei Shige Kameo was held at the Taikenkan Dojo in Bassano Romano; as usual the topics were of […]
- 25 February 2023
The KOKKI dojo is located in the city of CESKE BUDEJOVICE in the Czech Republic.It was a very productive meeting both from a technical and human […]
- 18 February 2022
Friendly visit by Sensei Shige Kameo, 6th dan kyoshi, to the ART-KI Academy at the Taikenkan dojo in Bassano Romano.
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