Martial art workshop weekend
THE ancient art of traditional Japanese swordsmanship will come to Bundaberg this weekend with a five-hour workshop teaching some fighting techniques.
Students will learn sword drawing and re-sheathing, basic cutting drills and some paired forms.
The workshop will be conducted by Australian Martial Arts Institute founder and chief instructor David Dangerfield, and will include a comprehensive demonstration.
Instruction will be under the auspices of the Shinto Muso Ryu (SMR), a 600-year-old Japanese martial arts school founded by Muso Gonnosuke, a contemporary of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.
Mr Dangerfield said the Shinto Muso Ryu system includes the study of several traditional samurai weapons including sword, staff, walking cane, truncheon and sickle/weighted chain.
Mr Dangerfield will be in Bundaberg this weekend as part of a teaching tour.
The workshop will be held tomorrow at the Aikido centre, at 29A Dunn Road, from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm.
The fee is $55 per person.
To book a place, phone 5445 9116 or email