Events and activities in 2023.  Our group is very active and there are a number of Shinto Muso-ryu seminars, demonstrations, and group trainings every year. Please see the ‘Dojo’ link for a list of locations. 

Shintokan Hatsugeiko – January 12-13, 2023 at Shintokan Dojo led by Phil Relnick sensei – Washington state.  First major training of the new year at Shintokan, with lots of folks from: WA, OR, AZ, CA, NM. There is no better way to knock the Christmas turkey out of you!

Shintokan Kagami Biraki – January 14, 2023 at Shintokan Dojo led by Phil Relnick sensei – Washington state.  This year marks the 28 anniversary of the Shintokan dojo. 

Portland Dojo Kagami Biraki – January 7, 2023 in Portland, OR 

Shobukan Dojo Kagami Biraki – January 8, 2023 in Denver, Colorado

Shutokukan Dojo Kagami Biraki – January 8, 2023 in Warren, New Jersey

Dojo Nelson Takayanagi – Kagami Biraki – February 11, 2023 in Brasilia, Brazil

Renshinkan Dojo – Jo seminar – March 17-19, 2023 in Mesa, AZ. Dojo-mates from various places in the hot southwest gathered in AZ for some Jo-induced sweat therapy. And maybe some primal kiai training too. Another successful training weekend!

Sal’it, Israel Dojo – Jo training – March 19-27, 2023 in Sal’it, Israel. Inbar hosted a week of Jo training in his home town/moshav. Local students and Mike from Denver Shobukan attended, with training 2x/day. Leaving time for some site seeing and eating lots of amazing Israeli food. 

Denver Godokeiko – Shobukan Dojo – May 5-7, 2023. A three day training weekend at the Shobukan Dojo in Lakewood/Denver brought several people together from the East coast, West coast, and New Mexico. Great weather helped, and lots of high altitude keiko! Good to see old friends and keiko together!

Shinbu Dojo – Templeton, MA – May 27, 2023 saw the ‘Keiko Hajime’ of a new dojo for our group. Mike Caruso is leading a Shinto Muso-ryu Jo group at his new dojo. Many fellow trainees from other east coast dojo joined for this dojo biraki and celebration.

Shutokukan Dojo – Hasting-on-the-Hudson, New York Sakura Matsuri Embu – May 2023 – Once again the Shutokukan gave a demonstration of Shinto Muso-ryu Jo at this annual Cherry Blossom festival. 

Brazil  Jo Seminar – June 8-11, 2023 – Once again Will Schutt sensei traveled to Brazilia for several days of: good people, good training, and good food! 

Shobukan Dojo – Denver Sakura Matsuri –  June 17, 2023 – The Denver Cherry Blossom festival is in full swing again and Shobukan Dojo was there again to give a demonstration of Shinto Muso-ryu Jo.  


“Septiminar” 2023 at Shintokan Dojo – Woodinville, Washington –  Once again the September Jo seminar was a wonderful event. Almost 20 students from around the country gathered in Woodinville for three days of Shinto Muso-ryu Jo training together. Led by Phil Relnick sensei, it was great to see so many friends/fellow students together again.   


October 27-29, 2023 at Shintokan Dojo – Woodinville, Washington –  Another Jo seminar at Shintokan. Nice way to round out this year.