Iaikai Dojo at Resobox is proud to present a Shinto Muso ryu jodo seminar with Dan Pearson. Jodo features a short stick (approx. 140cm) against a sword, and was developed as a non-lethal means of control for unruly samurai. It endures in contemporary practice as a police martial art.
The seminar is specifically designed for beginners as an introduction to this fascinating traditional practice. Please see details regarding fees and instructors’ bios below.
About the Instructors
Dan Pearson instructs Shindo Muso Ryu jodo at the Capital Area Jodokai in Washington, D.C. He has a teaching license (menkyo) in the art from Kaminoda Tsunemori, who is a master instructor with over 60 years of practice. The seminar will focus on the first half of the introductory set of kata–the Omote set. It will cover the first six kata as well as spend some time on either the tanjo (cane) or kenjutsu (sword) arts that are incorporated into the Shindo Muso Ryu curriculum. Dan has almost 20 years of work under Sensei’s direction. Shindo Muso Ryu jodo began as a dueling art just at the beginning of the Tokugawa era, but it has survived for over 400 years because it is a superb self-defense and policing art.
Richard Strausbaugh is an assistant instructor in Shindo Muso Ryu jodo at the Capital Area Jodokai. He has a oku iri sho (scroll of admission into the ryu) from Kaminoda Sensei. With 20 years of experience in jodo and its associated arts, Richard has wide experience in demonstrating and instructing in jodo.