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Warsaw 2012

XX years of Tenshinkan Dojo and First Suio Ryu Koden Budo Taikai in Warsaw

Last weekend we had a great pleasure to celebrate an unique anniversary: it has been 20 years since the date of official founding of Tenshinkan Dojo. On this occasion Tenshinkan organized koryu seminar and first Polish counterpart Suio Ryu Koden Budo Taikai held every year in Shimizu of Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. So far it was the largest seminar held in Poland and was attended by iaijutsu practitioners from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Spain, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and United Kingdom. Together with the teachers the number of participants exceeded 100 people!

To lead the seminar following teachers were invited from five schools and traditional teaching lines of iaijtusu:

  • Robert Rodriguez sensei 7. dan iaido renshi – Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo
  • Patrik Demuynck sensei 7. dan iaido renshi – Tamiya Shinken Ryu
  • Takao Momiyama sensei 7. dan iaido renshi – Muso Shinden Ryu
  • Neil Kemp sensei 6. dan iaido – Tosa Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
  • Philippe Merlier sensei 6. dan iaido renshi – Muso Shinden Ryu
  • Krzysztof Górnicki sensei 6. dan iaido – Muso Shinden Ryu
  • Andy Watson sensei 6. dan iaido – Muso Shinden Ryu
  • Henry Schubert sensei 5. dan iaido – Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
  • Jose Martinez Abarca 5. dan iaido – Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo


On Saturday, in the first day of seminar, training was divided into following groups: Seitei Iai, Muso Shinden Ryu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Tamiya Ryu oraz Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo. The whole day of training was a great dose of information for each participant. At the end of the day examination were held up to yondan (4th dan).

It is our pleasure to inform that all the Shodan and Nidan candidates passed their tests, as well as three of five Sandans and four of thirteen Yondans. Congratulations!

Warsaw Taikai

SOR Taikai Warsaw 2013

Sunday was the day of taikai and enbu. As later emphasized the judges, voting in the koryu taikai is extremely difficult but it allows both competitors and judges to obtain new skills and allows to learn about similarities in iai of different schools.

Closing speach was delivered by president of Polish Kendo Federation, Mr Wlodzimierz Malecki, who wished all the participants a lot of successes in further development on the way of iai. Below we would like to present the results of the taikai which took place in firve categories with the highest, Yondan/Godan, also took part in the judging:


  1. Maciej Gałązka – Suio Ryu (Poland)
  2. Tomasz Gabrusewicz – Muso Shinden Ryu (Poland)
  3. Remigiusz Szymański – Suio Ryu (Poland)


  1. Wiktor Bień – Muso Shinden Ryu (Poland)
  2. Alfredo Jara – Suio Ryu (Spain)
  3. Ewa Andrzejak – Muso Shinden Ryu (Poland)


  1. Adriana Nagyova – Tamiya Shinken Ryu (Slovakia)
  2. Kamil Orciuch – Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu (Poland)
  3. Vladislav Senyushkin – Tamiya Shinken Ryu (Russia)


  1. Manuel Quintela – Suio Ryu (Spain)
  2. Pavla Stepanova – Muso Shinden Ryu (Czech Republic)
  3. Radosław Januszkiewicz – Suio Ryu (Poland)


  1. Łukasz Machura – Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu (Poland)
  2. Pere Calpe – Suio Ryu (Spain)
  3. Henry Schubert – Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu (Germany)

Kantosho: Annabel Madero – Suio Ryu (Spain)

Once taikai was closed the enbu was made in following panels:

  • Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo – iaijutsu
  • Muso Shinden Ryu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Tamiya Ryu – iaijutsu
  • Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo – kumi iai
  • Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu – Tachi Uchi No Kurai, Tamiya Ryu – Tachi Tai, Araki Ryu – kenjustu
  • Suio Ryu – jo ho
  • Shindo Muso Ryu – jo jutsu, Araki Ryu – shinken iaijutsu
  • Godan iaijutsu enbu (Jose Martinez Abarcan, Arthur Degand, Henry Schubert)
  • Rokudan iaijutsu enbu (Andy Watson, Krzysztof Górnicki, Philippe Merlier, Neil Kemp)
  • Nanadan iaijutsu enbu (Patrik Demuynck, Robert Rodriguez)

We would like to thank all our invited guests and participants who were able to join us to celebrate this special anniversary, without your participation this event would not be successful.

At the same time we would like to thank the people who over the years, not necessarily in the field of martial arts, supported our dojo so that we were able to organize also this event.

Domou arigatou gozaimashita!