Japanese Budo Delegation 2016 to Australia

As part of the commemorative event for the 40th anniversary of the basic treaty of friendship and cooperation between Japan and Australia, the Japanese Budo delegation, which consists of both modern and ancient budo disciplines, will be dispatched to Australia for the purpose of demonstrating the arts and introduce the true essence of Japanese budo through seminars, workshops, and practice sessions with local practitioners. The event aims at promoting global understanding, the wider dissemination of budo, and to contribute to the promotion of friendship between Japan and Australia.

Time Place: November 9 (Wed.) November 16 (Wed.), 2016 (8 days)
November 11, 2016 (Fri.) – Mini Budo Seminar and Demonstration (UNSW, Colombo Theatre A; 14:00-16:00)
November 13, 2016 (Sun.) – Main Event – Budo Demonstration (Sydney Showgrounds Hall 4; 14:00-17:00)
Participating Budo: (1) Modern Budo (9 Disciplines, 6 members each).
Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Sumo, Karatedo, Aikido, Shorinji Kempo, Naginata, Jukendo

(2) Kobudo (3 Classical Martial Art Schools, 4 members each)
Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Takuma Kai, Hokushin Itto-ryu Kenjutsu, Hozoin-ryu Takada-ha Sojutsu
(Introduction to Kobudo here)

Delegation Leader, Coordinator, Staff = 75 people
(Previous Events Here)

Introductory Video



UNSW, Colombo Theatre A

UNSW Kensington Campus
Colombo Building(B16)*Next to Gate 4
High Street, Kensington, NSW 2052

Sydney Showgrounds Hall 4 at Sydney Olympic Park

1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127