This 2 Day Seminar intensive training is suitable for both complete beginners and advanced students of Kendo, featuring some of the highest levels of detailed training and practical application from one of the finest Kendoka and Kendo crasftmen in Japan.
Tashiro Sensei is great supporter of Irish Kendo and his seminars are a highlight of our training calander. So, level up your skills and join us on the 25th & 26th of Feb 2023 at the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin Ireland (TBC) for the best Kendo training of the year.
Kendo means "Way of the Sword". It is a traditional Japanese martial art of sword-fighting which was developed as a safe way for Samurai to practice their swordsmanship. A physically exhilarating martial art, kendo is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines Martial Arts etiquette such as respect for your teachers and opponent, with regular physical practice.
The teachings of Kendo were based on practical experience from the battlefield as practice moved from using real swords to using wooden swords, known as Bokken. With the introduction of the bamboo sword, (Shinai), around 1711- 1715 Kendo reached a major breakthrough. Shortly after this the Kote (gauntlets), Do (breast plate), Tare (hip/groin protector), and Men (head protector) were invented and the art gained popular usage in the Dojo (fencing hall). With the advent of the new equipment, the swordsman was no longer hindered by the risk of injury during practice and could concentrate totally on his technique...the "Way of the Sword".
Tashiro Sensei is not only a highly celebrated Kendo teacher but also an unparalled Kendo Craftsman and bogu maker. He is the owner of Tenpudo Bogu shop. Over the years Sensei has made many of us custom armour and given us:
MORE COOL STUFF
Come enjoy the beauty of Ireland, training in historic locations, with a full canteen service available, and be a part of Irish Martial Arts history.
We are so pleased to welcome Tashiro Sensei back to Ireland, on the 25th and 26th Februrary 2023 in the Nagle Rice Hall, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland. (TBC)
The Full Seminar includes full access to the seminar. Hot and cold meals are provided at cost at the canteen located onsite. Local B&B and hotel accommodation available at request.
Dublin Kendo will be hosting Tashiro Sensei on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th Februrary, 2023.
Saturday 25th: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm/2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Sunday 26th: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm/2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Training will take place in:
Nagle Rice Hall, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland. (TBC)
Please fill out the registration form - HERE
This high level seminar is €TBD per person for the full 2 day seminar. However, registering before the X DATE you can reserve your place for our early bird special price of just €TBD
The following are some recent clips from our seminars and public demonstrations.
A short fun video showing Irish Kendo 20 Years in the making Part 1
A short fun video showing Irish Kendo 20 Years in the making Part 2