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.
• 2016 Keiko Hajime
JANUARY 15-17, 2016
The 2016 Keiko Hajime Seminar will take place at the Honbu Dojo, led by Obata Toshishiro-kaiso and Obata Yukishiro-sōke.
Attendees will receive instruction in Shinkendo, Toyama-Ryū Battōdō, Aikibujutsu, and Bōjutsu.
This seminar is open to students and instructors of all levels.
Please phone or e-mail with any questions.
For the latest information on this event, please visit the seminar information page. Registration form [PDF] & seminar flyer [PDF] now available. Photo courtesy of Florian Hoppenthaler-sensei
For a full listing of seminars and other events, please consult the calendar. If you wish to attend a seminar, please notify your instructor.
• NOVEMBER 13-15, 2015 – Singapore [Shinkendo Shimbukan – Singapore]
• JANUARY 15-17, 2016 – KEIKO HAJIME SEMINAR at Honbu Dojo
• 2015 October Instructors Seminar
OCTOBER 16-18, 2015
The 2015 October Instructors Seminar had a particular emphasis on kihon and teaching methodology. Photos courtesy of Stéphane Molina-sensei
• 2015 Shochū-Geiko Seminar
AUGUST 14-16, 2015
This year's Shochū-Geiko Seminar was attended by a number of Aikibujutsu students, and accordingly Aikibujutsu received special emphasis. Photo courtesy of Haydon Fu
• 2015 May Instructors Seminar
MAY 15-17, 2015
In addition to sword-drawing methods and two-sword technique, this year's May Instructors Seminar covered techniques of donning armor. Photo courtesy of Shinkendo Switzerland
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.