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Batto Do - Sword Class

The Batto Do class teaches Toyama Ryu, which is a Japanese style of drawing the sword and cutting,as well as SeiTei Kata of The All Japan Batto Do Renmei and the U.S. Federation of Batto Do. We also train in the Kata of the Zen Nihon Toyama Iaido Renmei, which is lead by Hataya Sensei in Japan.  Sword forms and cutting are practiced in class.  Equipment is required.

The class is taught by John Michael Matthews, Renshi, 7th Degree Black Belt in Yoshukai Karate and Kobudo, Sandan, 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Sanuces Ryu-JuJitsu, 4th Degree black belt in Zen Nihon Toyama Iaido Renmei, Nidan in U.S. Federation of Batto Do, Shodan in Zen Nihon Batto Do Ren Mei and Shodan in Seizan Kai Toyama Ryu, who is the owner and Head Instructor of the Bamboo Dojo.  Mr. Matthews has trained in Japan with Hataya Sensei, Mukai Sensei, and Sakaida Sensei, and continues his training in the U.S. with Elder Sensei, and Smyth Sensei.

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