Kodosai Cultural Event - 2019

Our flagship event for 2019, the Kodosai Cultural Event has been booked for the Holiday Inn from the 4th to the 6th October.

Further details about tickets will be made available on the Kodosai website in the Autumn.

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Taikai 2018 - Marsala, Sicily

The UK team at Kodo Butoku Renmei are very excited to be attending the 5th Taikai in Marsala, Sicily in June 2018.

A delegation of 25 participants from the UK will be attending, along with representatives from the USA.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sold out x 3!

 

SOLD OUT!

For the third time running - the Kodōsai International Martial Arts Course & Japanese Cultural Event (hosted by Kodō Butoku Renmei) has SOLD OUT. Thank you to our members for their loyal support.

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Kodosai Ticket Deadline: 31st July 2017

As a reminder to all, Kodosai Cultural Event tickets will be removed from sale at midnight on 31st July 2017.

If you wish to attend, please purchase your ticket online at www.kodosai.org.uk

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Hungary

We are proud to announce that Japán Budo Magyarországon have joined our organisation as representatives of Hungary. The group is co-ordinated by Dr Szépvölgyi Géza 8th Dan Ju-Jitsu - a very warm welcome to our new friends in Hungary!

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Happy 4th July!

A very happy 4th of July to all of our members in the United States! We know they are really busy planning for the first ever US Gasshuku, so we look forward to being able to give you more updates shortly!

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Kodōsai Preparation

The whole of the team behind the scenes are working diligently on making the 10th Kodōsai the biggest we've ever had. Feel free to check out the website at www.kodosai.org.uk

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Eric Williams stands down

Eric Williams-sensei (Former Buchō for Wales) resigned yesterday due to work committments. We all wish him well for the future and the position will remain open for a while is case his circumstances change.

Grayston-meijin said, "He is a good friend and I am sorry he has made the decision, but do understand his reasons."

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The loss of a dear friend...

The loss of a dear friend...

At the 8th Kodō Butoku Renmei Kodōsai event in 2013, we had the privilege to present our friend Jacquline Strode-kyōshi with her 8 Dan, she was training for many, many years, even when it was unheard of to see a female training. Her hard work paid off, for she became the highest ranking female in the Federation, and many, including our family, respected her wise contribution at meetings and her incredible compassionate view of the w

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Gala Award Winners!

KODŌ BUTOKU RENMEI GALA AWARD WINNERS 2015


Presented at the 9th Kodōsai International Martial Arts Course & Japanese Cultural Event. Congratulations to all those who won awards. 


1. The President’s Award - Ignazio Coppola-hanshi 

2. Lifetime Achievement Award - Castoro Santo-meijin 

3. Lifetime Achievement

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Shihankai Meeting

Kodō Butoku Renmei Shihankai (comprising of Buchō, Shibuchō, and other seniors) will hold a meeting at the 9th Kodōsai International Martial Arts Course & Japanese Cultural Event to be staged at the Holiday Inn, Basildon, Essex., 2nd - 4th October 2015

If you are invited to this meeting, you will be informed. 

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Sold Out Again!

Kodōsai Sold Out Again!

Kodō Butoku Renmei's flagship event - 'Kodōsai Cultural Event' has SOLD OUT for the second consequtive time in the event's history! 

Not only is that the training with the international masters and teachers, but also the black tie Gala Awards Banquet and the Participants' party!

Bradley Grayston-kyōshi (Event Director) said, "We were not suprised after the re

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Kodosai Teams Meeting

Kodōsai Teams Meeting

 

Those members have have been invited to the teams meeting this weekend are advised to bring pen and paper, or a method or recording, as the Event Directors will be doing a run-through of the schedule.

Thank you

Hombu Office

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Appointment (Cuba)

Appointment (Cuba)

It is our pleasure to announce that I am appointing Yumak F. Alonso as Head of the Aiki arts in Cuba.

This appointment is made in consultation and approval of the president Grayston-meijin.

William Stockey

Meijin Buchō USA

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New Regional Centre

New Regional Centre

For Courses and Seminars

Kodō Butoku Renmei (England) are pleased to announce that Stringer Ryu Judadō are currently buiding a full-time academy in Derby and have consented for the academy to also be used as a Regional Centre for Kodō Butoku Renmei (England)  to conduct Kyū/Dan Shinsa and Courses/Seminars.

 

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President receives award

PRESIDENT RECEIVES AWARD

The President of Kodō Butoku Renmei (Stephen Grayston-meijin) received a 'Special Award' from the Mayor of Basildon - Cllr Mo Larkin, BEM, JP. on 6th March 2015 at the Mayor's Charity Black Tie Ball that was held at Stock Brook Country Club, Stock, Essex.

Madam Mayor Larkin said, "This award recognises the support and work that Stephen does in the community."

Grayst

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型 Kata - the structure

型 Kata - the structure (Article by Stephen Grayston - Kaichō)

  1.  分解 Bunkai (Disassembly) This could also be called analysis, but I want you to think of it as breaking down 'sections' for analysis. Each movement in a kata has a purpose (even transitional movements). Don't take a simply glance at movements. Be analytical in your approach, try to notice every detail.
     
  2. 分析 Bunseki (Analysis)
    Once we have a sequence of say,
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Appointments (UK)

The UK Board (Shihankai) for 2015 are being notified by email.

Members for 2015 are:

● Stephen Grayston-meijin (Chairman UK Shihankai)
● John Strode-hanshi
● Gary Stringer-hanshi
● Anthony Cox-hanshi (England Buchō)
● Mark Shelley-hanshi
● Lloyd Allum-hanshi
● Dave Atkins-hanshi (England Fukub

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