萬理一空 斎村五郎

Kendo Specialized Online Academy

Haku Un

Produced by Adeliae Planning Inc.

Haku Un is
Kendo online group,
Morihiro Okada (Kendo/Iaido Hanshi)
trained by Goro Saimura (last name is Haku Un),
handed down for three generations in Shodokan,
supervision and guidance by Morimasa Okada 8th Dan
(Hanshi Master of Shodokan),
online community group by using digital method.

Our Curriculum

Haku Un Community

We provide lesson of Okada 8th Dan, with question and answer session, by using web conferencing tool and communication apps.

Live
Online video lectures and practical training
option

Practical training, too!

Regular lectures

Okada-sensei's lectures delivered once every month. The lectures weave together literature from the Shodokan's collection and current topics in the Kendo world to explore the essence of the sword. After the lecture, the participants will be able to watch a demonstration of Shodokan training and have time for a Q&A session. The lecture will be archived for later viewing, so you can watch it even if you are unable to attend on the day.

Practical training

Basically, a training session for members is held once a month to provide an opportunity for training. Based at Shodokan in Tokyo, training sessions are also held in other parts of Japan and abroad. Members can receive direct instruction in the know-hows that is shown online on a daily basis, and can also deepen their friendship with other members. The practice sessions can also be viewed with streamed live or with recording at a later date.

Salon
Online Salon
option

Group Communication and lectures.
One-on-one coaching session by President Okada, too!

With the Academy President Okada as advisor, it is an interactive learning community on the web via a groupware application. Active communication is taken place where the members can exchange opinions and answers to the questions they have in their daily practice, and exchange opinions between the members on their own posted practice videos of themselves. In addition to open discussions, it is also possible to ask questions individually (one-on-one coaching session) with President Okada.

Lesson
Tankyu-Gaku
[Instruction]

The essence of the techniques and theories handed down by the Shodokan (Tokyo), which is still active today based on the principles of the direct teachings of Goro Saimura, is condensed and taught on video using the latest digital tools.

Report
Jissen-Gaku
[Thematic]

Members contribute for the articles irregularly on topics such as "Dan promotion", "competition", "restarting Kendo", "coaching boys and girls", "lifelong Kendo", "tool making", etc., in line with the objectives of their own Kendo.

Library
Rekishi-Gaku
[Digital]

Historical material from the Laboratory's collection is archived and made available as a digital library of “Tachi-Ai” photographs and videos of old masters and books of high documentary value that can be viewed.

Column
Column Kei-Sho
[Article]

Under the title Kei-Sho '稽照' (稽古照今), President Morimasa Okada writes about a wide range of topics from the teachings of his predecessors to current events in the Kendo world, from a variety of perspectives and themes.

Short term correspondence course[Web]

※Lecture in Japanese only.

Live lectures on Zoom + Archived viewing (viewed from the website, valid for 6 months)
Individually held (each course) once a month, 60minutes x 5 times as 1 set (Wednesday evening classes)

First semester (May~September)

Individually held (each course) once a month, 60minutes x 5 times as 1 set (Wednesday evening classes)

First semester (May~September)

  • Course1 :Kendo Basic Course(For high school and university students.)
        *Learn the basic knowledge for studying Kendo as an academic discipline.
  • Course2 :Practical Theory of Kendo Competitiveness Improvement (For high school & university students)
        *Learn to be mindful and practical in improving competitiveness in Kendo.
  • Course3:Kendo promotion examination Challenge (for those eligible to take the examination)
        *Learn how to teach kendo in order to improve competitiveness in the field of kendo instruction.

Second semester (November~March)

  • Course4 :Kendo hall management theory (for instructors)
        *Learn about the challenges faced in running a Kendo hall from multiple perspectives.
  • Course5 :International Kendo Extension Theory (for instructors) 
        *Think about the international spread of Kendo culture and learn how it should be done.
  • Course6 :Kendo competitiveness improvement coaching theory (for instructors)
        *Learn how to teach Kendo in order to improve competitiveness in the field of Kendo teaching.

Haku Un Calendar

We will guide you through a number of event calendars such as regular lectures and practical training at the dojo.
Please use it.

Haku Un
Policy

Everything started with our great-grandfather “Goro Saimura”, the last name is "Haku Un".

He is one of only five people in the history of Kendo to have been awarded the 10th dan.

He was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, trained as a first term student at the Dai Nihon Butokukai martial arts teacher training school, and worked for many institutions before and after the war serving as a Shihan Master (Metropolitan Police Department, Kokushikan, Waseda University, Imperial Police Department, Nihon University, Asia University, etc.) trained up his students and left a great mark on the modern world of Kendo.

We are considering to honor his great great-grandfather, the kenshi Goro Saimura, and would like to ensure to preserve and disseminate widely into the world, his spirit in pursuit of the essence of Kendo, which the late great-grandfather carried on.

The name Haku Un, comes from the dojo "Hakuunkan(白雲館)" which Goro Saimura built in the garden in his house in Setagaya, Tokyo, as his training ground.

The Academy has welcomed as its head with the Shodokan's third president, Morimasa Okada, 8th Dan, who is the current 3rd successor of the 85-year-old tradition Shodokan, and the grandson of Morihiro Okada Hanshi Master who founded Shodokan and studied under and was trained by Goro Saimura in the Metropolitan Police Department.

We will provide content and the community space for spreading and improving Kendo, based on the teachings of Saimura Goro, which have been passed down through three generations of the Okada family.

We provide Kendo content and community based on Goro Saimura for long years.

Owner

Adeliae Planning Inc.
Yasuko Makimoto
Representative Director

Goro Saimura is the great-grandfather of the Adeliae Planning management family.

I have established the Academy, to honor the legitimate lineage of swordsmanship left behind by my great-grandfather in modern Kendo, and with the hope of spreading it throughout the country and the world and have it remaining for the future, leveraging the IT technology we specialize in, and with the swordsmanship and knowledge of President Okada.

Considerations

As Japan's first online school specializing in Kendo, I would like to empower to spread orthodox Kendo around the world.

We want to develop this as an academy where people from all over the world gather to learn and improve their skills together.

Targets

Enthusiastic Kendo enthusiasts from Japan and abroad People interested in how the essential Kendo should be. People who want to learn by online.

President

Kendo Instructor, 8th dan・Representative Director of Shodo-Gakuin Academy Morimasa Okada

Kendo Instructor, 8th dan

Representative Director of Shodo-Gakuin Academy, an incorporated association for the preservation and transmission of traditional culture. Head of Shodokan Part-time lecturer at Oberlin University

Born in 1967 (Showa 42).
From an early age, received instruction and training from his grandfather (Morihiro Okada) and father (Yasuhiko Okada) for Kendo, Iai (Muso-Shinden-ryu, Keishi [Metropolitan Police]-ryu) and Ko-ryu swordsmanship (Kurama-ryu and Ono-ha Itto-ryu).

Immediately after graduating from Nippon Sports Science University, he took over as a head of Shodokan. In addition to this, at the same time, worked as an assistant at the Budo Studies Laboratory of Nippon Sports Science University, part-time lecturer and Kendo club coaches, etc.

Also he led the athletes for the victory in All-Japan Women's Student Championships and the All-Japan Women's Student Victory Championships.

Organization

Kendo Specialized Online Academy Haku Un is produced by Adeliae Planning Inc. and General Incorporated Association Preservation and inheritance of traditional culture Shodo Gakuin.