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
Yari (Spear)

Hataya Sensei DVD
Respect for Katana
Sword Dictionary
How to Guides
    Bow In Ceremony
    Warm Up Exercises
    Bow Out Ceremony
    Wearing Uniform
    Formal Uniform
    Wearing Daisho
    Uniform Folding/Care
Katana Selection
    Sword Dimensions
    Sword Testing
Katana Maintenance
    Katana Cleaning
    Mekugi Replacement
    Katana Disassembly
    Is my sword sharp?
    Edge Geometry
    Surface Polish
    Sharpening Guide
Training Basics
    Kihon (Fundamentals)
    8 Basic Cuts
    Toyama Kata
    Toyama Kukmitachi
    Seitei Kata
Taikai Guides
    Taikai Rules
    Judging Guide
    Target Prep & Spiking
    Cutting Patters
    Cutting Videos
    Target Comparison
St Petersburg Dojo
    Intro Letter
    Femal Sensei
    Dojo Members
    Code of Conduct
    Classes and Fees
Promotion Pictues
Rank Testing

Dojo Crest 

Taikai Rules and Regulations

These guides are for students and instructors at the Konjaku Kioi dojo and any competitors in taikai sponsored by the dojo.  All competitors and seminar participants are required to read and understand these rules. Failure to follow these rules may result in your expulsion from the seminars and tournament.

General Dojo Rules

Seminar Rules

Competition Rules

Seminar Rules - Equipment

  • To promote a safe atmosphere, live blades will be limited to the Tameshigiri seminars. We ask that participants use iaito or blunted steel blades for all other seminars.
  • All swords will be subject to a safety inspection. The following may be reasons for failure:
    • Loose or obvious chips in the edge of a blade
    • Cracked or bent blade
    • Loose or defective nakago or tsuba
    • Loose or missing tsuka-ito
    • Cracked or defective koiguchi
    • Excessively cracked saya
  • 440 stainless steel / homemade / replica swords will not be permitted.
  • All swords should have traditional wood saya, wrapped handle, and tsuba.
  • All mekugi must be in excellent condition and inspected prior to use.
  • All participants must wear a full-length traditional hakama, Iai obi, and kendo gi top. Loud fancy colored uniforms will not be allowed.
  • No shoes are allowed while in the dojo. Shoes must be left in the reception area. Tabi socks are permitted on the wooden floor or mat only.

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Seminar Rules - Miscellaneous

  • All participants should have some prior training in a traditional Japanese sword art.
  • Each instructor may impose requirements for those who may attend a seminar. These requirements will be listed in the seminar description. These requirements may include rank, equipment, etc.
  • U.S. Federation of Toyama Ryu Batto-Jutsu retains all video and picture rights for the seminars. Seminar video taping has been contracted. No other video taping or photography will be allowed.
  • A limited number of spectators will be allowed in the dojo. There will be a $10 spectator fee. All spectators will be expected to follow the Dojo Rules.

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