Namitome Shigenori sensei
Hanshi 8th Dan Jodo
Kyoshi 8th Dan Iaido
Fukuoka Kendo Renmei
Holds Menkyo Kaiden in Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu having studied under Otofuji Ichizo sensei.
Namitome Sensei led the ZNKR Jodo Delegation to the initial AKR Jodo seminar and gradings in Melbourne in 2000. This event led to the introduction of the art of Jodo into the AKR.
NB The initial championship took place the following year in Perth.
Namitome Sensei played a pivotal role in the introduction and development of Jodo in Australia for more than 20 years.
His contributions to the AKR and its members are gratefully acknowledged by all those with whom he has influenced.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.