Reflections of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo

Due to the current training restrictions our teachers have not been able to offer seminars for almost a year.
These three essays written by some of the Menkyo Kaiden provide insights into and around SMR Jodo practice. Please read them carefully and if you have any questions, the authors are available to be contacted through email.

Summer Camp(s) 2021

The situation is clearing up somewhat and after much discussion within the committee and with Robert Gembal, course organizer, we are pleased to announce that the EJF summer Gasshuku will take place from August 2 to August 7 in Chmielno.
However, it had to be adapted in terms of capacity with all the current health constraints to travel.

It was therefore decided to limit the number of participants to 50, teachers included. However, it will be possible to accommodate a few more participants depending on the discussion and places available at the accomodation at the time of the request.
Subscriptions are open until 10th of June.

Chmielno, Poland, August, 2nd to 7th PDF / Calendar

If you can't make it to Poland, take note that the Alpine Budo Seminar will take place 24-27 of June with Pascal Krieger Sensei amongst the teachers.

Maurice left us

It's with great sadness and deep sorrow that we announce to you the death of one of the most ancient Jôdô practitioner, Maurice Boisson.
Maurice joined the FEJ in 1988. Untiring practitioner, he was part of all our meetings. whether it rains, snows or with very hot weather, he was always with us... He knew how to make us laugh with a good southern joke... He made us dream with his souvenirs of a marine carpenter. We always knew where he was standing because everyone was laughing out loud around him. In the morning, he was always present first and was training very hard.
Through his love for boats, Maurice left us during a last maritime trip, but his smile, his good mood and his good heart will stay engraved in our memory.
Rest in peace, Momo

The EJF joins his near relations in their sadness and is with them from the bottom of its heart.
Take care, the committee, Barbara, Nathalie, Raphaël, Jérôme, PK

New Year

Dear Jô practitioners,
Almost one year since we didn’t meet! First time in 45 years for myself... I missed all of you a lot.
Hoping that all of you are going well and that you will managed to enjoy the new year festivities.

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I am going to miss a lot that wonderful meeting of the Kagamibiraki, sharing friendship, General Assembly, Sake and intense training.
For many of us, this decision will deeply affect our spirit, but we have to cope with these difficulties in a positive manner. Jean-Pierre Pahud, the organizer of Kagamibiraki since decades, propose the theme Kime as the attitude to adopt. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

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Welcome Denmark!

The FEJ welcomes the Akiyama Jodo group, the first dojo from Denmark. The group is under the supervision of Michael Söderkvist Sensei.

Sad news from Sydney

Last Sunday, the Australian senior practitioner Bruce Harris suddenly passed away. All the Europeans who have known this nice person feel very sad. Our friendly thoughts to his family and friends from the European group. PK

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