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Brian Scrafton – a thank you

A few days ago, and completely out of the blue, two of Donn Draeger’s books arrived. Good clean copies of ‘Classical Bujutsu’ and ‘Classical Budo and Bujutsu’ sent by former member Brian Scrafton (1982-86), unfortunately without a reply address. I … Continue reading

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Welcome

The British Kendo Renmei (Eikoku Kendo Renmei in Japanese) was founded in 1973 with the object of providing an alternative choice for Budo (Kendo) students who were more interested in practising and developing their understanding of the traditional arts and … Continue reading

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New Site

Congratulations Ric.  This is a grand job you’ve done, a great improvement, but don’t make it any more complicated !!

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What it means to belong to a Dōjō

A personal view – by Paul Whiteman, go-dan Observations made in Japan taught me that in order to be considered a true member of a dōjō, purely turning up for practice on a regular basis was not enough. A true … Continue reading

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