Local martial arts teacher brings the first Ono Ha Itto Ryu practice group to Thanet
A local martial arts teacher who travelled to Germany to train with senior students from Japan in a 500 year old Japanese sword art is now looking to bring this niche sword style to Thanet.
Ono Ha Itto Ryu (one sword style) is a traditional Japanese sword art which dates back to 1500’s and the school’s Headmasters were the sword instructors to both the second and third shoguns in Japan.
Each year senior students and/or the styles Headmaster travel between Germany and Italy to run a 4 day seminar to teach European students in their sword style.
The current Headmaster Sasamori Takemi is the 17th Headmaster of the style.
Jason Hulott, head instructor of the Nishimon Dojo based in Broadstairs, is now looking to add this sword style into the dojo curriculum by starting a study group here in Thanet.
He explains: "There are currently no official groups in the UK practicing this art under the current Headmaster, so we wish to try and establish a group of students to practice, and maybe one day visit and train at the Headmaster's Dojo in Tokyo.
"There were around 40 students from across Europe and surprisingly I was the only one from the UK.
"Being an older traditional martial art, there are no ranking belts or grades in this style for students, so practitioners participate simply for the ability to learn the style and keep this art alive."
Jason adds: "If this is something of interest please get in touch - the first session is free but you do need to prearrange a visit initially, so we can make sure we have enough equipment for everyone who visits."
The dojo practices every Tuesday and Friday at the St Georges School in Broadstairs. Contact Jason Hulott on 07940 521056 / email email@example.com or connect with the Dojo on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/nishimondojo/
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About Nishimon Dojo:
Nishimon Dojo is a Japanese Sword School based in Thanet, Kent. We are registered with the DNBK and KNBK organisations respectively as well as registered members of the HNIR - UK Shibu. Our teachings are aligned with the teachings of the Japanese schools that created these arts and we can trace our teachers back to the art founders, in some cases, over 500 years ago.