Classical Sogo Warrior Martial Sciences


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YAGYU RYU JUJUTSU TANTO JUTSU SEMINAR Seishinkan International & Shinbukan Center For The Martial Arts Present: The Classical Combat Sampler Series


Now is your chance to see and learn the close quarter Tanto Jutsu / Knife tactics that were taught only to elite Samurai by the famous Yagyu clan - the private instructors and bodyguards of the Shogun.

WHAT: A one day, 2 + hours, hands-on introductory Sampler of Yagyu Ryu Tanto Jutsu - knife fighting, Tanken Jutsu - short sword tactics, and Juken Jutsu - close quarters Bayonet fighting. This introductory Sampler will focus on proper gripping, postures, basic perforating, severing and offensive tactics, with a variety of fundamental engagements. The event will begin with a brief presentation of historical truths and some artifacts so be sure to come early.

WHEN: Sunday, April 30th, 2006

TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 PM It is vital that you come early to prepare!

WHERE: Shinbukan Center for the Martial Arts at the South end of the Hillsdale Plaza on Whipple Road. Phone 330-730-7221. Advanced registration is important so please call now.

WHO: Everyone 18 years and older is welcome. Special invitation to all martial arts practitioners and instructors, military, law enforcement, and security personnel.

WEAR: Loose, comfortable, clean clothing or a martial arts uniform.

FEE: Includes 1 wooden Tanto provided by Sakura Martial Arts Supplies - Advance registration - $60.00 per person. $75.00 at the door. A variety of Tanto and related products will be available for review and purchase after the Sampler.

REGISTRATION: Sampler size is limited - sign up now! Advance registration please. Call or visit the Shinbukan to pre-register today! Be sure to request an information sheet to read before the event.

INSTRUCTOR: John Viol Shihan - 39 year career Martial Sciences veteran, trained, tested and licensed in Japan. Mr. Viol is a combat trainer and instructor for members of elite military, law enforcement and executive protection services. Mr. Viol is the Chief Instructor and sole United States representative for Seishinkan International, the International Sogobudo Federation, All Japan Bukijutsu Federation and more. Visit for additional information.

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2004 / 2005 International Sogo Budo Federation Seishinkan International Shidoin License Graduates.  Left to right - John Paxton, Paul Susco-Allen, Brian Glass, John Viol Shihan (Program Director), Ciprian Robu and Dr. Laurence Bove. Graduated an intensive 13 month licensure program and were issued Shidoin grade licenses from Japan - 4 April, 2005.

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Michael Trader Shidoin receives Ground Fighting tactic from John Viol Shihan at the recent seminar at the Anshinkan Dojo in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Don Alley./

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John Parks Shidoin receives Ground Fighting tactic from John Viol Shihan at the recent seminar at the Anshinkan Dojo in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Don Alley.

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Anshinkan Dojo Ground Fighting Seminar participants. Front row left to right - Marcus Schoon, John Viol, John Parks. Photo courtesy of Don Alley.

Ohio Martial Arts

Ohio Martial Arts Instructors and Organizations have requested a representative from Japan to come and provide authentic Sogo Bujutsu. Their request has been granted. Sogo Bujutsu is now open to all sincere Ohio Martial Arts Instructors and students. Click the link above for more information and to inquire about classes, seminars, Instructor Training, International Weaponry Certification and more. Classes include: Toyama Ryu Iai, Yagyushinganryu Iai, Yagyuryu Jujutsu / Kenjutsu, Seishinryu Karatejutsu, and Koryu Bukijutsu.

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Jokyou Candidates Jen Dieter (L) and Rhonda Bagaglio are in their 2nd year of intense training for Jokyou grade Licensing from Japan.  When they graduate, history will be made as they will be the very first legitimately licensed Jokyou practitioners in Ohio and the only Female Jokyou in North America. Jokyou is the most comprehensive, brutal and respected physical grade in all authentic Martial Sciences. Jokyou is part of the Menkyo licensing system which far exceeds the Dan (Black Belt) grading system in physical proficiency, technical comprehension, and specialized knowledge. Jen and Rhonda have been part of the International Instructor Training Program since 2002 and earned their Shidouin License from Japan in 2003./

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