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Nanbudo dojo Heiwa

Nanbudo dojo Heiwa operates in the area of Samobor. It changed a number of names, ranging from Nanbudo dojo Malešnica, Kaptol, Stijena, Yoshinao Nanbu, etc., mainly covering the area of Zagreb and its surroundings. Many generations were introduced to nanbudo in this Dojo.

Trainings (keiko) are held in a traditional Japanese dojo at Skendrovićev put 46, Farkaševec Samoborski, halfway between Zagreb and Samobor, according to the following schedule.


  • - 15 EUR

  • - Tuesdays from 19:00 to 19:45 (youngest group)
  • - Tuesdays from 20:00 to 21:30 (teenagers and adults)
  • - Thursdays from 19:00 to 19:45 (youngest group)
  • - Thursdays from 20:00 to 21:30 (teenagers and adults)
  • - Fridays from 20:00 to 21:30 (teenagers and adults, buki waza)
  • - Working days, mornings and Saturdays (individual and private trainings, seminars, kenshusei course)


  • - employed adults - 40 EUR
  • - unemployed and teenagers - 35 EUR
  • - the youngest group - 30 EUR
  • - discount on semi-annual payment - 5%, on annual payment - 10%
  • - discount for family members - 5 EUR
  • - private, individual trainings, upon agreement

Necessary for trainings:

  • - tracksuit (for beginners)
  • - nanbudo gi (traditional kimono for nanbudo or some other Japanese martial art)
  • - buki (wooden weapon for more advanced, bokken, bo)


Leo Rafolt

Leo Rafolt has been practicing martial arts since 1984. He simultaneously practiced Sankukai Karate, Judo and Nanbudo. He participated in a large number of international seminars under the guidance of various masters of martial arts (Tsukada, Kamohara, Ueshiba, Shimabukuro, Mochizuki, Watanabe), but mostly under the guidance of Yoshinao Nanbu.

Since 2006, he has been the president of the Education Committee of the Worldwide Nanbudo Federation. For many years he was an international referee in Nanbudo and a member of the CINDA referee committee. He is currently a member of the International Committee for Nanbudo Grades.

He participated in many Nanbudo demonstrations in Europe and Japan. He completed his first PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy, and the second at the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb. He worked as a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb and as a visiting professor at many European, American and Japanese universities. He now works as a full professor at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek. He intensively writes and publishes books on performance theories, transculturalism, somatic practices, and often on Japanese culture. He holds seminars and workshops on Japanese Budo and Nanbudo all over the world, in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Antonio Budim

Antonio Budim has been practicing Nanbudo since early childhood. He has participated in a large number of seminars led by Yoshinao Nanbu and in many demonstrations, home and abroad, and has led or assisted many seminars.

For many years he competed and won a number of medals at international and national competitions, including gold at the European Championships in Paris. He is an international referee and a member of the National Examination Commission for grades in Nanbudo.

Luka Tokić

Luka Tokić has been practicing Nanbudo since his childhood. He participated in numerous seminars led by Yoshinao Nanbu and other Sensei, as well as interstyle seminars, in the country and abroad. He assisted in numerous seminars and demonstrations, and for many years competed in randori and kata disciplines.

In the dojo, he helps conducting training for Nanbudoka of all ages, is in charge of exams for kyu-grades and the preparation of candidates for dan-grades. He completed Kenshusei training for Nanbudo instructors and is a licensed Nanbudo trainer at the Croatian Institute of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb.


Dojo is a place to cultivate a way. Nanbudo is not a sport but a traditional Japanese martial art. This having in mind, it has its own rules of conduct.

NANBUBUDO DOJO KUN – rules of conduct in the Dojo
南部武道 道場訓

1. 私は礼儀作法と相手を尊重する行動を実践します
2. 私は気丈な胆力と精通した判断力を実践します
3. 私は敏捷な行動と強力な断行力を実践します
4. 私は体と精神に智慧を就けることを実践します
5. 私は地球の自然を大切にする愛の力を実践します
6. 私は宇宙の氣の力を受けて生命力を旺盛にすることを実践します
7. 私は宇宙エネルギを受けて南武道七つの力を実践します

1. I adopt an attitude of respect and decency towards my Partner.
2. I use the power of courage and precision of judgment.
3. I bring to life the dynamic power of action and act powerfully.
4. I control my body and spirit.
5. I use the power of love to protect the earth and nature.
6. Relying on the energy of the Universe, I feed my life force with Ki energy.
7. Relying on the Ki of the Universe, I undertake to act in accordance with the seven strengths of Nanbudo.

JIN SEI KUN – precepts for life

1. 生涯稽古
2. 生涯勇気
3. 生涯信念

1. Continue with lifelong practice.
2. Base one’s life on courage and perseverance.
3. Live a life based on self-confidence.