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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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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