Meidokan Kobudo is a division of Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu-International Jujutsu Institute (KJR-IJI).
The weapons syllabus is entitled Meidokan Kobudo Kyohan. Weapons training has always been an integral the jujutsu training and a grading component for Yudansha (black belt) ranks. The late grandmaster Professor Kam Hock Hoe always taught weapons in special workshops outside the normal jujutsu classes and this precedent has not changed since Kokusai Jujutsu was introduced into Australia in 1970. Having a separate syllabus has made KJR weapons training accessible to those unable to, not wishing to, focus on jujutsu.
At Aiki Centre only the weapons section is taught in a seperate class with the intent to complement the aikido training.
Seminar with John BearMany thanks to John Bear Shihan who spent the last week in November 2017 in Melbourne. A number of students got to spend time learning from John over the week, culminating in a seminar on Sunday.
New web pageThe Aiki-Centre kobudo page is up and going. Please bare with any bugs as we iron them out.
Aiki-Centre: 44 Lynch St, Hawthorn, Victoria
John R. Bear shihan, has been Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu Australian Chief Instructor since 1979. He holds KJR Menkyo Kaiden (senior teaching licence), KJR jujutsu 9th dan, KJR kobudo 7th dan and KKJ Kuatsu Semmonka (specialist degree).
He has long standing sports qualifications as a nationally accredited jujutsu, iaido, jodo, and strength & conditioning coach, sports trainer and first-aider. John also gained black belt ranks in AKR Iaido (Japanese sword) 3rd dan, AKR Jodo (Japanese short staff) 3rd dan, Shotokan karate 3rd dan, with ranks in other martial arts, including an ongoing study of Shintomusoryu Jodo.
A recipient of 2000 Australian Sports Medal from the Australian Government for services to sport in Canberra, he was also inducted into the 2006 Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame (AMAHOF). He is Director, Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu-International Jujutsu Institute and Former Vice President, ACT Kendo Renmei. He has been teaching and participating in martial arts in the Australian Capital Territory and region since 1968.
Tony Mills holds KJR kobudo 2nd dan black belt. He has been training in KJR Kobudo since 2009 and teaches Kobudo at the Aiki Centre 44 Lynch Street Hawthorn, Melbourne. He has been an Aikido practitioner and instructor for a number of years. Tony also holds a 3rd dan black belt in Aikido and a 1st dan black belt in iaido
Andrew Walliker holds KJR kobudo 2nd dan black belt and has been training in KJR Kobudo since 2010. He teaches Kobudo at the Aiki-Centre 44 Lynch Street Hawthorn, Melbourne. He has been an Aikido practitioner for a number of years. Andrew also holds a 1st dan black belt in Aikido