In this new work, renowned martial artist Toshishiro Obata sets forth a thorough system of philosophy culled from the traditions of thought that shaped Japanese warrior culture for a millenium. His treatise
explores the teachings of the bushi and the samurai way of life, and in doing so illumines their enduring relevance and undiminished value even within (or especially within) the context of modern living.
Modern Bushido serves as a touchstone for the various diverse ways of living in contemporary society, as well as a source of guidance and inspiration to readers of all disciplines and backgrounds.
Welcome to the International Shinkendo Federation Home Page. We are an organization dedicated to teaching authentic Japanese swordsmanship, under the guidance and leadership of Obata Toshishiro.
The Honbu Dojo (World Headquarters) is located at 320 E. 2nd St. in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles, California, USA, with authorized branches around the world.
On this page you will find information about Shinkendo Japanese swordsmanship, and about its founder and headmaster, Obata Toshishiro. There is also a listing of officially-licensed dojo around the world where you may study with us, as well as information
about the Aikido and Toyama Ryu Iaido classes led by Obata-kaiso.
• 2014 October Instructors Seminar
OCTOBER 17TH-19TH, 2014
Our annual October Instructors Seminar will be led by Obata Yukishiro-nidai sōke and Nicholas Lauridsen-sensei at the Honbu Dojo in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.
Attendees will receive instruction advanced techniques and teaching methods of Shinkendo, Toyama-Ryū Battōdō, Aikibujutsu, and Bōjutsu.
This seminar is open to instructors and advanced students.
Please phone or e-mail with any questions.
For the latest information on this event, please visit the bulletin board thread. Registration form [PDF] & seminar flyer [PDF] now available.
*Photo by Michishiro Obata
For a full listing of seminars and other events, please consult the calendar. If you wish to attend a seminar, please notify your instructor.
• AUGUST 29TH-31ST, 2014 – Illinois
• SEPTEMBER 5TH-7TH, 2014 – Morgan Hill, CA
• SEPTEMBER 19TH-21ST, 2014 – New York
• OCTOBER 17TH-19TH, 2014 – INSTRUCTORS SEMINAR at Honbu Dojo
• OCTOBER 24TH-26TH, 2014 – Alsace, France
• 2014 Shochū-Geiko Seminar
AUGUST 15TH-17TH, 2014
The Shochū-Geiko seminar was attended by visiting students and instructors as well as Honbu students, who all came in early over the weekend for some extra training.
For more information on this event, please visit the bulletin board thread.
*Photo by Michishiro Obata
• Festival Enbu (Demonstration)
JULY 12TH, 2014
The Honbu Dojo demonstrated Shinkendo, Aikibujutsu, and Bōjutsu at the Japanese-American National Museum in Little Tokyo on Saturday, July 12th.
*Photo by Yue Ning
Prospective students interested in studying or receiving private instruction in Japanese swordsmanship, Aikido, and/or other Japanese martial arts in the Los Angeles area can make an appointment to visit the Shinkendo Honbu Dojo in Little Tokyo.