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Building a New Kendo Dojo

I want to share this in order to help Toku Bu Kan grow and promote the growth of Kendo in south florida.

Toku Bu Kan is a dojo located in the city of Miami, Florida; dedicated to the development  of Kendo and traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Here is a look of the current dojo Floor, is a work of art and a very unique floor designed to promote good kendo and avoid injury.

About Toku Bu Kan:

The meaning behind Toku Bu Kan

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In Kendo, defeating your opponent should not be obtained by ruthlessly over powering your opponent or by actions of trickery or anger towards them. Winning using these things will only create feelings of anger, revenge and unhappiness, however winning by true virtue (Toku) is truly winning. Your opponent will thank you when being defeated by you in this fashion and in the end, you will gain the respect from your opponent for these qualities you uphold during your exchange.

Therefore we use Virtue (Toku 徳) for the Dojo’s first kanji, and for the second kanji we use ( Bu 武) as in Budo (Martial Art). The last kanji is ( Kan 館) as in group.

(徳武館) Tokubukan has a deep meaning and is giving us a goal to strive for every day we train.

Here is a first look at the process of moving the Dojo to a new location. If you are interested on seeing the building process Like our Facebook page and Tokubukan’s page to stay updated on how the Floor is built

 How you can help:

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