This Martial Arts club was created by Nicolas LEFEBVRE in 2014 to promote the Takeda Ryu Nakamura Ha (the Nakamura style of the Takeda school) in the UK.
We are a not for profit unincorporated association.
Nicolas has been practicing this Japanese Martial Arts for more than 25 years.
He has made several trips to Japan in order to perfect his skills.
We are a member of the Nippon Sobudo Rengokai (Japanese association).
We follow the teaching method created by Soke Hisashi Nakamura (the founder of the Nakamura style).
The Martial Arts of the Takeda school can help to develop moral, personal and social values, such as Respect and Courtesy. which are useful in our daily modern life.
Instructor - Sensei
In 1998, Nicolas began to practice the Takeda Budo (Martial Arts).
He practiced at the "Sobukai Haute-Semois" in Belgium under the supervision of Shihan Bernard DUFRENE (3rd highest ranked teacher of Takeda Ryu Nakamura Ha outside of Japan).
In 2004, it was the first time for Nicolas to travel to Japan.
In 2006, Nicolas got his 1st DAN in Aikido and 1st DAN in Jukenpo.
In 2008, Nicolas moved to England.
From 2008 to 2014, he has continued to practice the Takeda Budo by attending international seminars.
In 2010, Nicolas got his 2nd DAN in Aikido and 1st DAN in Iaido.
In 2011, Nicolas got his 1st DAN in Jodo.
In 2012, Nicolas got his 2nd DAN in Iaido and 3rd DAN in Aikido.
In 2013, Nicolas got his 2nd DAN in Jukenpo.
In 2014, Nicolas got his first level of teacher (Shoden Kyohan) and opened this club in England to share his passion of the Takeda Ryu Nakamura Ha (the Nakamura style of the Takeda school). Nicolas also got his 2nd DAN in Jodo.
In 2015, Nicolas got his 1st DAN in Kendo.
In 2019, Nicolas got his advanced level teacher (Chuden Kyohan) and his 4th DAN in Aikido.
In 2021, Nicolas got his 3rd DAN in Jukenpo.
In 2022, Nicolas got his 4th DAN in Iaido.
We are still today the only representant of Takeda Ryu Nakamura Ha in the UK.