Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr Kacem Zoughari seminar in Athens

Shinken dojo proudly presents Dr Kacem Zoughari

in Athens, Greece

on March the 27th and 28th 2010,

Seminar Theme: Gyokko Ryu & Gyokko Ryu ken.

You may need knife, hanbo, bokken (wooden sword). Only wooden weapons are allowed.

Training fee:
Both days: 90 Euro
Only one day: 50 Euro


Martial Way,Olympic Athletic Center of Athens


Contact Information:

email: shinken.dojo.athens@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

+30 6939 522197


About Kacem Zoughari

Dr. Zoughari is a well known Japanese History and Martial Arts researcher and practitioner. Born in Paris, France he began studying Martial Arts as a teenager and quickly began visiting Japan to further his studies. He has practiced Ninjutsu for over 20 years and is a personal student of Hatsumi Masaaki Sensei and Ishizuka Tetsuji Sensei.

Dr. Zoughari began his Ninjutsu training in 1986 in France. In 1989 he made his first trip to Japan where he trained with Ishizuka Sensei. From that point on he began spending a few months of every year living and training in Japan. Over the ensuing years Kacem became a personal translator for Hatsumi Sensei, acted as a translator for the Quest Video Company, and became a member of the Nihon Budo Gakkai (Japanese Martial Arts research organization).

Between 2001 and 2003 his role as the Lavoisier grant recipient allowed him to study full time in Japan and his research brought him into contact with many of the most well known martial artists in Japan including:

  • Kuroda Tetsuzan
  • Kono Yoshinori
  • Sakai Eiji
  • Hirakami Nobuyuki
  • Yagyu Nobuharu

Academic Background

On September 8th 2008, Dr. Zoughari with highest honors received his Ph.D. in Japanese History and Culture from INALCO in Paris, France. INALCO is the National Institute of Oriental Language and Civilization. He has his Masters in Japanese from INALCO where his thesis was titled: Ninjutsu: Its Form, History, and Essence. His principle areas of study include:

  • Japanese History
  • Martial Arts History
  • Weapons and techniques of the Edo era police
  • Evolution of Martial Art form and movement

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