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Welcome at the web site of Furyu Dojo Athens

Furyu Dojo Athens is a budo club in Athens Greece; practice includes three sections, Kendo, Iaido – ZNKR Iai and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, as Koryu- and Jodo.

Who we are

Furyu Dojo Athens comprises a section of ASSHOP – Panagiotopoulos School Athletic Association; is a member of the Hellenic Kendo Iaido Naginata Federation (HKINF) and through it is affiliated to the European Kendo Federation – EKF and the International Kendo Federation – FIK.

It was founded in October 2002 by Spiros G. Drossoulakis, with the aim to practice Iaido. The Kendo section started its operation in February 2006 and the Jodo section in January 2012

Dojo cho –leader- and Sensei –teacher- is Spiros G. Drossoulakis, Iaido 5 dan, Kendo 3 dan, Karate Shotokan 4 dan, a deshi -student- of Oda Katsuo sensei, Iaido hanshi 8 dan, Kendo Kyoshi 7 dan, from Shizuoka-ken, Japan. Training at Furyu Dojo Athens is under the technical direction and supervision of ODA  sensei,

Assistant teachers are, Padras Michael, Iaido 5 dan, Kendo 3 dan, and Karagiannis Apostolos, Iaido 4 dan, Kendo 3 dan.

Practice Schedule:

Kendo
Monday & Thursday

19:15-20:00 , self practice, hittorigeiko

20:00-22:00 All levels
Dojo, Martial Arts Club, Chelmou 7, Neon Heraklion

Iaido
Tuesday 20:30-22:00 All levels

Dojo, Martial Arts Club, Chelmou 7, Neon Heraklion

Saturday, 16:00-19:00, All levels

Dojo, I. M. PANAGIOTOPOULOS SCHOOL, N. Lytra 14, Psyhiko

Jodo

Saturday, 1500-1600, All Levels

Dojo, I. M. PANAGIOTOPOULOS SCHOOL, N. Lytra 14, Psyhiko

Training and practice at the Furyu Dojo Athens is conducted exclusively for the interest and love towards the arts of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. As a principle nobody is receiving any benefits for teaching or any other contribution to the dojo.

What Furyu means
The meaning of the word Furyu comprises one of the fundamental concepts of classical Japanese aesthetics and the broader conception that is influenced (and influence as well) this aesthetics. The word Furyu is composed by two kanji characters, of the picture beside; the combination of the kanji characters kaze, wind and nagare, flowing, means a beuaty that can be sensed but not seen; a tangible and at the same moment, intangible elegance. An ephemeral beauty that .can be experienced only at the moment. It is the same feeling that a practitioner of Iaido and Kendo experiences at the end of his daily training.

Kamon
The Kamon, crest, of Furyu Dojo Athens, is a variation of the Katabami ken Kamon. Is comprised by three leaves of the plant Katabami with Japanese blades, ken, between. At the center there is a small circle with the kanji character TO or Katana,

 

Dojo Kun (code)

 

 

 

The Dojo Kun, code, says “Yuki to Meiyo”, meaning “Vigor and Honor”. It defines the principles that should qualify the members of the Furyu Dojo.

 

Training and practice at the Furyu Dojo Athens is conducted exclusively for the interest and love towards the arts of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. As a principle nobody is receiving any benefits for teaching or any other contribution to the dojo.

If you want to become a member of the Furyu Dojo Athens and practice Iaido and / or Kendo and / or Jodo, you may contact the Dojo responsible or to come in one of our training sessions.

If you are a Kenshi found your way in Athens, you are always welcome to our practices

If you simply want to observe one of our trainings, in Iaido and / or Kendo and / or Jodo, you are always welcome.

For any communication with Furyu Dojo Athens you may contact the Dojo responsible Spiros G. Drossoulakis

  • Email: spirosd@otenet.gr
  • Tel: ++30 6944 674414

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