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Founded  in 1970

Welcome to Budokan

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MEDITATION STOOLS

Individually hand-made and  to a professional standard, visually attractive and the practical answer to comfortable meditation or a simple seating solution for improved posture.

Come in an meet some of the people past and present in Budokan.

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with Passmore Sensei are available by arrangement.

Click here to contact him by email for further information.

PRIVATE CLASSES

Budokan is a member of the Nine Circles Giri discount scheme on mpst of their clothing and equipment.

If yoiu are a member of Budokan and wish to benefit from discounts  on offer - just email us and we will send yiou our username and passward.

You can then buy direct.

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SHIATSU

FINGER PRESSURE MASSAGE

Learn how to do it to and for yourself

 

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ZEN AND JAPANESE BUSHIDO

THE MORALITY OF BUSHIDO

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REMEMBERED

Budokan has many Teachers Maaters and Students to whom we owe so much.

We have now created a permanent presence  on the site, so that we can all remember who they were and be eternally grateful for the contribution they have made in the practice, promotion and dissemination of Japanese Budo.

Kindly visit the page.

Modern day practitioners of Japanese Budo do not include the essence of the spirit of Budo, because of the absence of the spirit of Zen. Shinto and Zen Buddhism and a better understanding of Bushido.

 

...read more...

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Founder of Budokan

 

WORKSHOPS

 

SUNDAY

14 April 2019

 

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Budokan People

...and what they are, or have been getting up to....

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Budokan is made up of a load of interesting people.

And they are all doing something - it seems - most of the time - outside of the martial arts, that is.

So we want to record those times here on the Budokan website for all of us to share on a page dedicated to them.

Getting married

New ddition to the family

Moving House

Doing something for the first time.

Family get togethers.

Birthday celebrations

And so on.

 

Send your pics, videos and stories in when you can.

 

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Budokan doing what it does best....

...enjoying a Training Workshop and a Party!

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L to R - Paul, Toby and Brian - beginning to glisten!

Darren forefront - group Kata

Attention to detail from the Sensei...

Uraken Uchi -  fast and on target  - safety is key.

Now for some Annual Awards

Best All Round Performance - Toby Mellows

Best Dan Grade Performance -  Paul Floyd

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ONE ANGLE OF THE PARTY AFTERWARDS - A GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL

RESULTS IN FULL

 

RANKINGS

DARREN WAGHORNE  -  6 DAN

DAVID GOLDING  -  5 DAN

IVOR HOBBINS  -  SENIORS 1 DAN

ALISTAIR CARR  -  1 DAN

 

AWARDS

Best Attendance - Mike Clapham and Keith Molyneux

Best All Round Performance - Toby Mellows

Best Dan Grade Performance  -  Paul Floyd

Best Kyu Grade Performance - Chris Hylton

Best Newcomer  -  Harry Hepple

 

SILLY AWARDS

Best Technical Picture  -  Allan Pert and Mike Clapham

Runners up  -  Richard Cozens and Marcia Joscelyne

Best of the Funnies  -  Keith Molyneux

Runners up  -   Alistair Carr and Chris Joscelyne

 

 

BTW...if any of you wnt to read the full transcript of the Royal Wedding escapades of Brian Goodall - skillfully penned by his  erstwhile "best" friend Keith "Brutus" Molyneux - clikk here.

New Year Message

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Buddhism from  the view of current evolutionary psychology, biology and philosophy

 

A very brief snapshot...

 

1  The only reality is genetic propagation

2  The human body was optimised for an environment that no longer exists.

3  Long term happiness is an illusion and is a source of human suffering

4  Human consciousness is governed by feelings - not logic

   We think we are thinking creatures that feel - biologically we are feeling creatures that think.

5  Autonomous selfhood does not exist

   There is no CEO of the mind

6  Individuals are tribal, self centred and biased  and suffer from wishful thinking

   We are naturally tribal, selfish and limited by bias and suffer from illusions.

7  Human beings fail to see the world clearly - which leads to them suffering and to make

   others suffer.

BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

A Snapshot of the Four Noble Truths

"I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That's all I teach", declared the Buddha 2500 years ago.

The Four Noble Truths contain the essence of the Buddha's teachings.

It was these four principles that the Buddha came to understand during his meditation under the Bodhi tree.

 

1  To be alive and to be aware, is to suffer  - Dukkha he called it.

2  All sufferings are the effects of identifiable causes  

3  By removing these, we can rid ourselves of the suffering

4  By moving our conscious mind into a state of contentment and ease through meditation.

The final Noble Truth is the Buddha's prescription for the end of suffering.

 

The Eightfold Path

The eight stages are not to be taken in order, but rather support and reinforce each other:

 

1.  Right Understanding - Accepting Buddhist teachings. (The Buddha never intended his followers to believe his teachings blindly, but to practise them and judge for themselves whether they were true.)

2.   Right Intention -  A commitment to cultivate the right attitudes.

3.   Right Speech -  Speaking truthfully.

4.   Right Action -  Behaving peacefully and harmoniously.

5.   Right Livelihood -  Avoiding making a living in ways that cause harm.

6.   Right Effort -  Cultivating positive states of mind;.

7.   Right Mindfulness - Developing awareness of feelings and states of mind.

8.   Right Concentration -  Developing the mental focus necessary for this awareness.

 

The eight stages can be grouped into Wisdom (right understanding and intention), Ethical Conduct  right speech, action and livelihood) and Meditation (right effort, mindfulness and concentration).

 

The Buddha described the Eightfold Path as a means to enlightenment, like a raft for crossing a river.

Once one has reached the opposite shore, one no longer needs the raft and can leave it behind.

Regular Meditation and Conscious Breathing = calm and high levels of concentration and clarity

of thought.

Observations of the mind and training the mind all lead to a constant awareness and comparison of what is happening in your head - “in here” and what is happening in your world -“out there”.

If you can do this every day and succeed then you will feel regularly contented and at ease, with both yourself and with the world you are in

 

THE 5 AGGREGATES

This was based on his theory that nothing is permanent - that everything is changing all the time.

It began with the Buddha's Discourse on the Not Self with 5 of his disciple monks.

1  Our physical body is changing all the time

   90% of our cells will have changed each year.

2   Our feelings come and go

   One minute you may be angry - the next minute you’re not.

3  Perception

   Becoming aware of something via your senses and understanding

4  Thoughts

   Certainly come and go

   70% of our thoughts are negative

5  Awareness of all these aggregates

   Developing an awareness of them all through meditation.

First workshop of the year - seated meditation or Zazen and its historical links to Japanese Bushido and Budo

We begin each year with a workshop on the various aspects of seated meditation or Zazen and its relationship with Japanese Bushido and Budo, in an attempt to reinforce the importance of its daily  - or at least regular - practice that will have a positive impact on the bahaviour of all students and how they perceive the world and themselves in it.

 

Many students have picked up books on Buddhist thought and hace never been able to make head not tail of their content.

 

Between each Meditation zesshin with conscious breathing, students were divided into 3 discussion groups and were introduced to a laymans snapshot of the main principles of Buddhist teaching.  This was followed by a look at the 5 Aggregares in the Discourse of the Not Self and then a scientific view of Buddhism usiing evolutionary psychology, biology and philosophy.

 

All produced very lively discussion, which continued on into the pub afterwards, in front of a welcome warm fire!

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It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Minoru Kanetsuka Shihan on Friday 8 March 2019.

He was an influential figure in the early days of Passmore Sensei's Aikido training in London from 1974.

 

Read more from a number of difeerent sources on the Memorial page we have set up for him - more to come.

 

If you have any memories or know of anyone who does please send them to us - thank you.

KANETSUKA SENSEI