Kenshusei derives its meaning from three Japanese words: Ken, meaning to purify, Shu, meaning mastery, and Sei, meaning disciple. It implies a person who wants to develop in a certain art or by following a certain way of perfection.
It includes the following:
- - a specific program for advancement in all aspects of Nanbudo, verified at the international level (official diplomas of the founder Nanbu Doshu),
- - seminars for future instructors and development of models for their advancement, primarily in terms of training methodology, which is very specific for Nanbudo,
- - variety of seminars, gasshuku, summer and winter seminars and gatherings, taikai, group seminars of several instructors, tokubetsu keiko, special trainings on a specific topic, etc.
Kenshusei program we run, as part of our Dojo, includes the following activities, focused on training future Nanbudo instructors:
- - week-long summer seminars (natsu no gasshuku) which address specific technical details and individual aspects of Nanbudo, as well as certain methodological approaches,
- - shorter winter seminars; (fuyu no gasshuku) which also deal with more specific aspects of Nanbudo,
- - special training (tokubetsu keiko), dedicated to certain sets of techniques (kata) or principles in Nanbudou,
- - interstyle trainings and seminars, where different aspects of Nanbudo are compared with other, more similar arts and teaching methodologies,
- - international seminars, often with several instructors (taikai), which address different approaches within the same skill.