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.
An integral part of this type of additional education is cooperation with various institutions in the country and abroad, such as universities, centers for somatic learning and the like.

Grading program:

Kidoho materials: