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Grand opening of the Miami Japanese Sword Society

I am very happy to announce the grand opening of the Miami Japanese Sword Society (MiamiJSS). I have established this umbrella organization to promote and educate many people from all walks of society about the Japanese sword world. Personally the study of the...

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AUSKF Education Tour – Miami Florida

All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) sponsored an educational tour by Onda Sensei, Hachidan (8th Dan), in Miami. In attendance to the seminar were Kato Sensei, Maeda Sensei, and members of the Toku Bu Kan dojo. It was a great learning experience for...

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Kato Sensei visit

We would like to thank Kato Sensei, 8th Dan for leading class at Toku Bu Kan today. In addition, we would also like to thank Maeda Sensei, 7th Dan for joining us in practice as well. Also we would like to thank all the visiting kenshi that made today's...

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Takahashi Sensei & Register Sensei visits

We want to thank Takahashi Sensei, 6th dan, for visiting Tokubukan on this past week and Register Sensei. Takahashi Sensei was visiting our dojo to meet with Auvert Sensei and Jose Contreras, members of Team Venezuela, for the 16th World Kendo Championships...

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Moscoso Sensei visit

We want to thank Moscoso Sensei, 5th dan, for visiting Tokubukan this past Saturday, Dec 6th. Moscoso Sensei was able to join us from the New York City Kendo Club during his travels through Florida. Moscoso and Becerra Sensei trained together in the past...

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Woman In Kendo

by A. Thomas I personally found interest in kendo during my undergraduate years when I felt like a lost pebble, being tossed around in a rushing river. I wanted to be part of something bigger. As my mind was expanding with my progression in school, my soul...

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Maeda Sensei visits

We want to thank Maeda Sensei, 7th dan, for visiting Tokubukan on Oct 4th. Maeda Sensei was able to join us for our Tameshigiri, Batto Do practice.Sensei also conducted a guided practice with the dojo and join us for keiko with our members. We appreciate...

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Matsumoto Sensei visit

We want to thank Matsumoto Sensei, 7th dan Kyoshi, for visiting Tokubukan this past Saturday. Matsumoto Sensei was able to give a mini seminar on kata, as well as conduct a guide practice with the dojo. We are grateful that Sensei had time to visit the dojo...

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Register Sensei Visit

We want to thank Register Sensei for visiting Tokubukan and having such great practices this past week. We are very fortunate that we have so many kendo friends Throughout the US.

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Toku Bu Kan Panels at Florida SuperCon

On July 4th, Toku Bu Kan Dojo was asked to demonstrate and conduct two panels on Japanese samurai history at Florida SuperCon. The two panels demonstrated Kendo, Iaido and showcased a tameshigiri (target cutting) at the event. Tameshigiri showcase The video...

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2014 All Florida Kendo Tournament

This past weekend Toku Bu Kan competed in the 2014 All Florida Tournament on the campus of UCF. The entire dojo made a strong showing at the tournament with true sportsmanship being displayed by all.  The final standings are below:   Individual...

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3nd Latin American Kendo Championships

Members of the Dojo participated in the 3rd Latin American Kendo Championships held on 15th and 16th Nov 2013 at Medellin University in Medellin, Colombia. More than 300 Kenshi from 16 countries were participating in the events as well. Becerra Sensei was...

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14th Goyokai near Boston

Three members of the Dojo participated in the 2013 14th Goyokai near Boston in the individual and team competitions. Afterword we stayed for goodwill keiko with the participating Sensei.

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Winning verses Succeeding

I always try to keep in mind something that I read many years ago… To win a war, we must sometimes lose battles. In Kendo I have found this to be also a very important thing to keep in mind. Many students when training are always trying to score at almost...

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