SEI DO KAN

... to walk or teach the true way.

The name SEI DO KAN, to walk or teach  the true way,
was given to the Sydney School of Japanese Swordsmanship by the late  Nakamura Taizaburo  Shodai Soke & Hanshi 10th dan Batto-do in 2001.

One year later Hans Fricke received Kyoshi 8th dan in Nakamura Ryu Battodo and with it permission to teach and represent Nakamura Ryu Battodo in Australia. He is believed to be the only non-Japanese to have received such high honors outside Japan.

The Sei Do Kan Dojo, a founding member of the Australian Battodo Association Inc., teaches the art of Battodo, namely Nakamura Ryu  Battodo, Toyama Ryu Battodo, Tameshigiri and So-jutsu.

All aspects of sword work are taught; from basic stances and sword-safety to advanced single and partner sword forms as well as tameshigiri the art of target-cutting and so-jutsu the art of the spear. The underlying principle of sword training is based on focus, mental alertness and development of an indomitable spirit.

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Australia's first and foremost Nakamura Ryu Batto-do school.

Seitei to-ho kata #4 practice at the Inala dojo, Cherrybrook.

Nakamura sensei presenting Hans Fricke with kyoshi 8th-dan in Nakamura Ryu Battodo at his home in Tsurumi Japan 2002.

Nakamura sensei naming his Australian dojo SEI DO KAN in 2001.

Some rare historical photos with Nakamura sensei in Japan.

Hans Fricke's first meeting with Nakamura sensei, after having followed his invitation to train with him in Japan...

... and walking sensei home.
This great shot was taken by Tomoko-san, sensei's daughter.

Tomoko-san, Hans Fricke, Roberto Sequeira and Nakamura sensei , Tsurumi Japan.

Last get-together  in Yokohama with Tomoko-san and Nakamura sensei, November 2002

Visiting sensei's monument when a sudden storm flared up.

Even during lunch sensei would suddenly pick up his katana to teach a finer point of Toyama ryu.

Passing on Nakamura sensei's legacy Fricke sensei, at age 80, still teaches to a group of dedicated
students at Nakamura sensei's Sei-Do Kan dojo in Sydney Australia.

In 2006 the Australian Battodo Association Inc. was formed to promote and protect Nakamura Ryu Battodo in Australia and to conduct and oversee all dan- rankings of its members.

* After Nakamura sensei's passing  in May 2003, his daughter
Tomoko-san continues as ni-day soke of Nakamura Ryu Battodo and president of the International Battodo Federation IBF.

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