Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei.

Discussion in 'Koryu Bujutsu' started by fred123, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. fred123

    fred123 Valued Member


    Is Dentokan a legitimate system as far as lineage goes?im aware its not a koryu system but does anyone here train in it or know anyone that does.i would like to train a traditional jujutsu or kenjutsu but unfortunately there is very limited access in my aware they teach some sort of jujitsu and iaido.

  2. Sommikori

    Sommikori Banned Banned

    Hi... I am new out here... I want to know that what is this forum all about... And what are we supposed to post in here... I shall be grateful on knowing...!
  3. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Sommikori, you have asked the same question in other threads.

    I'm sure you are aware this is a martial arts forum, so what do you study?

    You need to explain a little about yourself, as your posts so far appear a little suspect.
  4. fred123

    fred123 Valued Member

    Is there a better place to post this question?
  5. beer_belly

    beer_belly Valued Member

    fred123 I think since the school in question do not do koryu sword and have Toyama as their iai core (looking at their website) you might have been better off in the weapons forum further down the page rather than koryu.
  6. Sanke

    Sanke Valued Member

    Seems your thread got a bit derailed by Sommikori's appearance, but to get back to the topic, I'm kinda confused.
    Is Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei a system or an organisation? On their website, (provided I've gone to the right place: it's got 'inc' at the end. You don't usually find many legit systems ending that way :p

    From the looks of the site, they seem to practice:
    "Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do, Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, Okinawa Kobudo, Ju-Jutsu/Aiki-Jutsu, and Iai-Jutsu/Batto Do."
    Which is a tad vague.
    Have you had any experience with them before?

    Edit: After looking at some of the videos of their iai kata, I've got some pretty serious doubts...
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  7. fred123

    fred123 Valued Member

    Cheers Sanke

    Thats what i was wondering,id like to find something with a legitimate lineage
    I have my doubts unfortunetely...
  8. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Have a look on ebudo, thats the place to go for serious JMA. I seem to remember they are thought of quite well, but I may well be mistaken.
  9. pgsmith

    pgsmith Valued dismemberer

    Hey Fred
    I agree that you should ask this question at e-budo in their jujutsu forum. THey have some very knowledgeable folks there.
    If you'll tell us where you are, someone may be able to suggest a koryu school for you to visit. Many of them don't advertise themselves.
  10. fred123

    fred123 Valued Member

    Ok guys i will post it there,cheers

    p.s. I live in Dublin Ireland.i pretty sure koryu jujustu schools are non existent here.I know there is decent Iaido school here and any webite offering koryu is bujinkan which is not my cup of tea.

  11. Kogusoku

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  12. Graham

    Graham Valued Member

    I've trained with Dentokan. It is essentially an organisation that teaches the arts that the head, Jerry Hobbs, has studied over the years. He is a US military man (retired) who trained a lot in the USA since he was young and later was stationed in Japan where he studied a lot too.

    As I understand it he has several legitimate high grades in various styles of karate, as well as Hakko ryu jujutsu. The organisation is worldwide, mainly due to him teaching while stationed in different countries. The schools remained when he moved on.

    I think his qualifications are generally considered legit.

    As for the organisation, my personal opinion is that standards vary hugely, as it is smallish, but very widely distributed across the globe. Also, it could be argued that it handles too many arts, diluting the expertise.

    None of what is taught is koryu (nor does it claim to be), but it is generally more traditional than most other organisations in the West that teach Japanese martial arts.

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  13. John Timmons

    John Timmons Valued Member

    You could add Jerry Hobbs on Facebook an ask him, hes very approachable.

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