Author: Leigh Dicker

Australian Embu Taikai 2010

A sample of the 2010 Australian Embu Taikai   October 2010 Australian Takumakai Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Embu Taikai (Demonstration). Anoiki sensei (Kyoju Dairi) from Kagoshima Dojo demonstrates Iaido.   Leigh Dicker sensei demonstrating as...

History of Daito-ryu

Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu is one of the Kobudo. The detail of its development in the Edo period (1603 -1868) and before is not clear. There are no books and no records about Daito-ryu. Perhaps...

Curriculum and Technique in Takumakai Daito-ryu

Techniques The movements of Daito-ryu are based on the movements of Kenjutsu. Some Aiki Jujutsuka also study Onoha Itto-ryu (Takeda-ha) as an adjunct to the study of Aiki Jujutsu technique. It is understood that...

Rei of Budo

What is the Rei of Budo? The Dojo etiquette of “Rei” is an essential aspect with respect to the spirit of Budo. It is only by the expression of a sincere attitude to your...