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. Updated 15 September  2014.

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

San-dan (3rd dan black belt)
Ben Chow - 2013

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 study-group leader.

Executive Committee 2013-2014/15
President - Hans Fricke, Kyoshi hachi-dan, AMAHOF & WKUHOF 2010 Inductee
President - Gregory McEwan (Public Officer)
Vice President - Gavin Volpato
Secretary - Paul Marlow
Treasurer - Ben Chow,
Executive Member - John Volpato
Executive Member - Roland Winter

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

Updated 19.10.2014

ABA Technical Board & Dan Grading Panel
Updated 31 August 2013

Hans Fricke         Chairman & Chief Examiner
Paul Marlow         Senior Member
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 24 September 2014

Sei Do Kan dojo, Dundas Valley NSW 2117, Australia
Sei Do Kan dojo, Cherrybrook NSW2126, Australia
Study-group, 20162 Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

 

Order of the Rising Sun
8th 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
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