Konjaku Kioi Toyama Ryu Dojo Toyama Ryu Batto Do
Konjaku Kioi Dojo
(Ancient and Modern Fighting Spirit Dojo)
5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Email: info@toyama-ryu.com
Phone: 727-329-9679
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How To Guides

These guides are intended for students of the Konjaku Kioi Dojo, but everyone is welcome to use them. 

The bow-in and bow-out ceremonies are an essential part of the class in the Konjaku Kioi Toyama Ryu Dojo.  They mark the beginning an end of training and help the student transition into the proper frame of mind for training. 

Bow In Ceremony

  • Placing Katana On The Sword Rack Before Class
  • Set-Up For The Bow-In Ceremony
  • Call To Attention
  • Bow To Kamidana
  • Bow To The Class / Instructor
  • Bow To Your Katana
  • Putting Katana In Obi

Warm Up Exercises (Taiso)

Bow Out Ceremony

  • Set-Up For The Bow-Out Ceremony
  • Call To Attention
  • Bow To Your Katana
  • Bow To Kamidana
  • Bow To The Class / Instructor

Putting on the obi and hakama properly is essential for Japanese swordsmanship.  The uniform must hold the katana in the proper position and last through hours of use without coming undone. 

Putting on a practice uniform

Putting on a formal uniform

Wearing a katana and wakizashi

Care For Uniforms

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