The Australian Battodo Association Inc. and its members endeavor to encourage, foster, preserve and promote
 the Japanese sword art of Nakamura Ryu Battodo (Nakamura ryu Batto-do Happo-giri To-ho) in Australia.
 

ABA Black Belt (Dan) Registry

Listed below all active & inactive Dan-registrants for 2016-17. 
Names in bold are financial & active ABA black-belts.

Hachi-dan (8th dan black belt)
Hans Fricke
Kyoshi


Yon-dan (4th-dan black belt)


San-dan (3rd dan black belt)
Ben Chow
- 2013; Sei Do Kan Instructor 2015


Ni-dan (2nd dan black belt)
Paul Marlow - 2009
David Cottle - 2009
Gavin Volpato 2012
John Volpato - 2013
Greg McEwan - 2013


Sho-dan (1st dan black belt)
Mat Rous - 2006
Gemma Cuneo - 2008
Alex Ward - 2009
Philip Pulle - 2009
Jonathan Lim - 2012
Michael Tang - 2012
Abraham Sie - 2013
Martin Laudimaris - 2013: Bandung Indonesia, study-group leader.
Jamie Billo - 2015: Calgory Albetra Canada, study-group leader.
Peter Stewart-Jones 2015

Executive Committee 2015- 2016
Updated 28 August 2016

Founder & President for Life - Hans Fricke,  AMAHOF & WKUHOF 2010 Inductee
President & Public Officer - Gregory McEwan
Vice President - Gavin Volpato
Secretary - Abraham Sie
Treasurer - Ben Chow,
Executive Members - John Volpato - Mark Eaves -  Carol Hoh

KEN KON Spirit of the Sword
Calligraphy by the late Soke Nakamura Taizaburo, Hanshi 10th-dan Batto-do

Updated 28.8.2016

ABA Technical Board & Dan Grading Panel
Updated 28 November 2015

Hans Fricke         Chairman & Chief Examiner
Benjamin Chow     Senior Member


In Memory of
Nakamura Taizaburo

(1912-2003)
Soke Nakamura Ryu Battodo Happo Giri To-ho
Hanshi 10th dan Battodo

ABA affiliated dojos and study-groups
Updated 1 July 2016

Sei Do Kan dojo, Dundas Valley NSW 2117, Australia
Study-group, 20162 Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Study-group, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Order of the Rising Sun
8 th class
for distinguished achievements:
Japanese culture.* 

Order of the Sacred Treasure
7th class
in rcognition for services
in promoting the
martial arts. *

* Source: Wikipedia; Kenshinkan battodo.org

Honorary Life-time members
Paul Marlow 2015

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