The Dojo for classical Japanese martial arts – Katori Shinto ryu Macedonia, which is part of the Organization „Taiyou e no Michi“, the past weekend organized a seminar for Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto ryu Bujutsu. Among the participants from Macedonia, kobudokas from Holland and Romania traveled specially for this event too, and with that the seminar acquired an international character.
Our teacher for the oldest documented Japanese martial art, Erik Louw, was accompanied by his three students from Amsterdam, and was a lecturer at this seminar. On Friday they organized a special training for the leader of Katori Shinto ryu Macedonia, Igor Dovezenski, who, in return, had the opportunity to train with each one of them. The next day, on the official day of the seminar, the other participants joined, and among them were our friends from Romania that organized a seminar not long ago, where Dovezenski taught the basics of handling a Japanese sword.
During the seven day stay in Macedonia, sensei Erik, together with the other participants, had the time to get to know several cultural and historical monuments, and also enjoy the beauties of our wonderful land, which, as they say, they are left breathless with every recurring visit.