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07-10-2005, 03:43 PM
France, October 7th to 9th, 2005

Musashi's sword
2nd Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu European Workshop with
IWAMI Toshio sohke

This event is part of the official "2005 Year of Exchanges between the People of Japan and the European Union" program.

The association "L'enfance de l'Art" is pleased to announce an exceptional opportunity to study the art of the Japanese sword and double sword from one of the world's leading experts IWAMI Toshio, headmaster of Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu. After the success of last year's workshop, and experiencing the quality of more than 70 martial arts practitioners from 8 countries in Europe, he agreed to hold the annual European workshop in France once again.

Scheduled for October 7th to 9th , 2005, this 2nd Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu European Workshop will be conducted by IWAMI Toshio, 11th successor of MIYAMOTO Musashi, and his master assistants. Descendants of the Samurai widely recognized in Japan today, they represent a tradition which has been honoured and practiced for over 300 years. The masters desire to share their long-kept secrets with those who attend this workshop on the art and techniques of the Japanese sword.

The dojo is conveniently located 20mn by car from Paris, France, and Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport. It is also accessible from Paris by public transportation.

Maximum attendance for the workshop will be 100. We expect participants to have either a black belt level or 5 years experience. If you don't meet these requirements and wish to join, please contact me directly. Participants from all martial arts are welcome. Martial art experience is required to ensure correct attitude and personnal safety. A set of Niten bokken is compulsory; please contact me if you need to purchase one.

We thank Aikido practionners for being so many at the 2004 workshop. :)

Date: October, 7th to 9th 2005
Location: Centre Culturel et Sportif
rue Pierre Salvi
95350 Saint-Brice-sous-ForÍt
Contact: nguyen@nitenryu.org
Web: www.nitenryu.org