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Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Otake Sensei dojo

Club name: Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Otake Sensei dojo

MAR member since 09/05/2016.

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Otake Sensei dojo specialises in the following arts and styles:

BuJutsu (Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Otake Sensei Dojo)
Kempo (Okinawa goju Ryu Karate and Kobujutsu)
Self Defence (Yawaragi)

Web address:

Club contact details:

3 Church Lane
BT53 6DU

Contact name: Jeffrey Balmer
Contact telephone: 07730143765
Contact email:

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Bujutsu is the only Japanese government recognized Martial Art in Japan. Designated and intangible cultural asset of the Japanese nation and its instructor designated a National Treasurer.

BasicSword 表之太刀. Kneeling Sword-Drawing 表之居合. Standing Sword-Drawing 立合抜刀術

2metre Staff表之棒. Glaive表之長刀. Two Swords両刀. Short Sword/Knife極意之小太刀

Spear表之槍. Spike/knife Throwing表之手裏剣. Unarmed combat 極意之柔術

Advanced Sword Drawing 極意之居合 Gokui no Iai. Advanced Sword五教之太刀 Gogyō no Tach

極意七条之太刀Gokui Shichijo no TachiShinobi (intelligence gathering and analysis). 

Chikujojutsu(field fortification art). Gunbai-Heihō(strategy and tactics). Tenmon Chirigaku(astrology. In-Yo kigaku


Training Centres in Ireland. Ballymoney: Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm advanced training from 6pm to 7pm. Children Saturday from 12 noon.

Instructor: Jeffrey Balmer, who holds the highest qualifications  outside Japan and is the representative for Otake Sensei for Ireland and Sweden


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