Kayoko Ueda Sensei Jodo Seminar
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th of February 2023

Learn from the best: Join us for an exclusive 3 day seminar with one of the world's leading exponents of Jodo...Kayoko Ueda Sensei, Hachidan Kyoshi. This is Sensei's first time coming to Ireland, a history making event and not to be missed!

This 3-Day Seminar, hosted by Kendo na hEireann (The Irish Kendo Federation) from intensive training is suitable for both complete beginners and advanced students of Jodo, featuring the highest level of detailed training and practical application from one of the finest Jodoka in Japan.

Train hard, level up your skills and join us on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of February at the Newpark Sports Centre for the best Jodo training of the year.

Jodo is the way of the stick, and is a comprehensive martial arts system teaching you how to fight with a 4-foot staff. This seminar is perfect for complete beginners to the martial arts, and for those more familiar with martial arts who want to learn a new art with the most common and versatile weapon available. You'll also learn the art of Japanese Swordsmanship along the way!

During this Seminar You Will Learn...

The Essential Skills to Level Up Your Jodo

The 12 Fundamentals Movements of Japanese Staff Fighting and Self Defence
How to use a 4 foot staff to parry, deflect, trap and control, strike, thrust, push and throw an attacker, from multiple directions and from multiple attacks
How to cut and thrust, and block and deflect attacks with a Japanese Sword
Detailed kata, working with a partner, to develop distance, timing, cooperation and communication along with realistic fighting skills and much more.

New Fun and Exciting Training Methods

Ueda Sensei is an innovative and exciting teacher who always brings unusual practice methods to her classes. Over the years she has taught us:

Tenouchi (grip control) through dribbling basketballs
Hasuji (blade alignment) through various striking drills.
She has even taught us how to fold and make origami targets and her walking drills are like learning line dancing. 😀

Become a Part of Irish Jodo History

This is the first Jodo Seminar in Ireland with a Hachidan Sensei in Jodo, and Ueda Sensei's first time in Ireland. Let's give her a great welcome!

This event is also part of Kendo na hEireann's 25th Anniversary celebrations and marks the 8-year anniversary of Jodo in Ireland!

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 pleased to announce as part of the 25th Anniversary of Kendo na hEireann celebration, the historic, 1st Jodo Seminar of Kayoko Ueda Sensei in Ireland, on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of February, in the Newpark School Sports Centre, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

When & Where


Kendo na hEireann will be hosting Ueda Sensei on Friday 17th - Sunday 19th of February.

Friday 17th: 16:00 - 19:00,

Saturday 18th: 09:30 to 18:30

Sunday 19th: 09:30 to 15:00


Training will take place in Newpark Sports Centre.

Newpark School Sports Centre,
Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin



This high level seminar is just €75 per person for the 3-day training session.


Please fill out the registration form - HERE



Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire (https://www.royalmarine.ie/) - Sensei's hotel

Rochestown Lodge Hotel, Dun Laoghaire (https://www.rochestownlodge.com/)

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan (https://www.talbothotelstillorgan.com/)

Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown (https://www.claytonhotelleopardstown.com/)

Haddington House (https://haddingtonhouse.ie/)

Local B&B's

Brookville Guest House (http://www.brookvilleguesthouse.com/)

*Please be aware, that accommodation in Dublin generally exceeds €100 per night


The bus stop (https://www.dublinbus.ie/) for the 4, 7, 7B, 7D is a 10-minute walk and the 46E a 5-minute walk, from the sports centre.

Taxi's can be booked using the FreeNow App (https://www.free-now.com/ie/)

The Seapoint DART (train) stration is a 20-minute walk from the Sports Centre. (https://www.transportforireland.ie/)

Health and Saftey

In accordance with the best practices of Health and Saftey, face masks must be worn at all times during the seminar.

Check Out What Other People Are Saying About Training with Ueda Sensei!

Check out some our Dojo Jodo Videos!

The following are some recent clips from our seminars and public demonstrations. 

Dublin Kendo at Shurikon 2020

A short fun video showing the members of Dublin Kendo Demonstrating Iaido, Jodo and Kendo. And some general fun behind the scenes moments as we enjoyed the 'con.

Ueda Kayoko Sensei performing embu at Butokuden on May 2th, 2014

Ueda Sensei is centre, right holding the jo. This embu (demonstration) was filmed the day after she passed her 8th dan examination. 

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