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Daito ryu Macedonia – Koryu Dojo

The dojo for classical Japanese martial arts „Daito ryu
Macedonia – Koryu Dojo“ was founded in March, 2010, dedicated to the
study of two traditional koryu schools: Daito ryu Aikijujutsu and Ono ha
Itto ryu Kenjutsu (Takeda-den).
The original
intent of Igor Dovezenski was through training other classical Japanese
arts to better understand the schools of Bujinkan. Through participation
in seminars and contacting other masters that Daito ryu Aikijujutsu had
impact on, he finally met the teacher Antonino Cherta, the only
non-Japanese shihan for this old samurai art. Fascinated of his
knowledge of the school, taught directly in the Hombu Dojo (Daitokan) in
Abashiri (Japan), Dovezenski fell in love even more in Daito ryu
Aikijujutsu and was immediately accepted for personal student of sensei
After the return from the training for
instructors in Italy, Igor Dovezenski first opens a section, which
during the time grows into a dojo. In 2013, he successfully passes the
master title (shodan) and gains the title shidoin (instructor) and shibu
cho (leader of a filial) or a representative of Daito Kai for
Macedonia. Later on, with a decision of the shihan Cherta, Dovezenski
was delegated a task to organize the training and to be responsible for
the work of all Daito ryu dojos that are going to start working on the
territory of the Balkan Peninsula in the future. 
now, Daito ryu Macedonia is the only dojo for Daito ryu Aikijujutsu and
Ono ha Itto ryu Kenjutsu (Takeda den) in whole Southeastern Europe. As
equal member of the European Daito Organization (European Daito Kai), we
maintain contacts regularly and organize seminars and intensive
trainings with shihan Antonino Cherta.
In the
European Daito Organization, Daito ryu Aikijujutsu and Ono ha Itto ryu
Kenjutsu (Takeda-den) are practiced in the same manner as they were
practiced in Daitokan.
In the past, the schools
were mandatory for the training of all samurai of the clan Aizu and the
family Takeda. The thirty-sixth descendant (soke), Tokimune Takeda,
wrote in his will the two ryu-ha to be taught jointly under the name
Daito ryu Aikibudo.
Daito ryu is a complete
martial art. Along the bare-hand combat, the students study other
Japanese classical weapons: katana, kodachi, yari, bo, tesen, jutte,
shuriken, etc.


Taiyou e no Michi is a non-commercial organization that is
dedicated to the teachings of the traditional Japanese martial arts. It
is founded in 1995, by Igor Dovezenski, the only Macedonian that carries
several titles in different classical martial schools (ryu-ha). Since
the founding, the organization is working uninterrupted and has
trainings for its members every day. 

The same year (2nd July,
1995), the first Ninjutsu dojo in the country – „Bujinkan Macedonia“ was
opened within the organization.

For now, that is the only acknowledged dojo* in our state, by the chief of Bujinkan, soke Masaaki Hatsumi. 

Macedonia“ even today is considered as one of the most dynamic clubs in
Europe, with numerous and active memberships, that speak of themselves
for the quality of knowledge that is gained in the dojo. 

In 2010,
or fifteen years after the opening of „Bujinkan Macedonia“, „Daito ryu
Macedonia – Koryu Dojo“ starts working within Taiyou e no Michi. Two
Japanese martial schools are taught there: Daito ryu Aikijujutsu and Ono
ha Itto ryu Kenjutsu (Takeda-den). This dojo is an equal member of the
European Daito Organization (European Daito Kai), under the leadership
of the only non-Japanese shihan for Daito ryu Aikibudo, Antonino Cherta.

the beginning of 2013, Igor Dovezenski becomes a student of shidosha
Erik Louw, and several months later gives a blood oath (keppan) in front
of the shihan of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto ryu Bujutsu, Nobutoshi
Otake. The same year, in September, with permission and under the
guidance of shidosha Louw, „Katori Shinto ryu Macedonia“ starts working,
the third dojo in Taiyou e no Michi.

Without any intent for
expansion or personal glory, followed purely by love for traditional
Japanese martial arts, Igor Dovezenski creates the only organization in
Macedonia where the most famous Japanese classical samurai and ninja
styles of combat can be practiced.

The organization for teaching
the traditional Japanese martial arts Taiyou e no Michi, from the
beginning until today, organized more than three hundred national and
around thirty international seminars with participation of the most
well-known world master for koryu.

Besides the participation in
several most respected intercontinental organizations, Taiyou e no Michi
is open for collaboration and exchange of knowledge with all
enthusiasts that share the common interest from the area of Japanese
classical arts.

*dojo (道場) –  a place for perfecting the Path


Mining Institute, Blvd. Jane Sandanski bb, municipality of Aerodrom, Skopje 
Daito ryu time: Friday (18.00 – 19.30) and Sunday (11.00 – 13.00)