Andy Fossett – Taido History

I didn’t include this information here for a long time, because I didn’t feel it was relevant. However, we each make Taido our own, and some people have asked me for more details about my background and experience. Perhaps this page will clarify some...

Toyonaka Dojo

Toyonaka Taido is my dojo. Well, not my dojo, but the dojo I primarily train at. Toyonaka is one of the northern suburbs of Osaka; I live in neighboring Suita, so the commute is fairly painless. We practice at Budokan Hibiki, which is a large public training hall, and...

What Makes US Taido Karate Unique?

This is an article that I originally wrote at the request of the Finnish Taido Kamae Magazine. While by no means exhaustive, I believe it’s a good background on what sets American Taido apart from that practiced elsewhere. Since only a Finnish translation will...

Yudansha: 1984 – 2007

What follows is a list of black belts who are or were members of the United States Taido Association between 1984 and 2007. While I have some knowledge of affairs outside this time frame, I feel it best not to comment on those I don’t know personally.┬áThis list...

Georgia Tech Taido Club

Profile Head instructor – Bryan Sparks – 3dan also Laura Sparks – shodan Shelley Matthews – shodan Bolot Kerimbaev – shodan URL – defunct Phone – nope Schedule – Course info page @ GT Campus Recreation Center History...

US Taido History

i have included is the verifiable official histories of taido groups representing the lineage of my taido group up to 1984. from 1984 onward, the events and descriptions listed constitute my personal observations.

Recommendation

What follows is the text of a letter I sent to my instructor on 10 February 2006: TO: Mits Uchida President, United States Taido Association CC: Bryan Sparks, Mitsuaki Uchida, Buddy Fossett, Robert Pope, John Clerici, Mike Cowan Sensei: This is a letter I have wanted...