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Koshio-Ryu Taiko-Do
小塩流 太鼓道
Classes

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Taiko-Do (太鼓道): The Way of Taiko

In the our Culture, there are many ‘ways’.  For example, there is ‘Kado’; the way of Flower Arrangement, there is ‘Chado’; the way of the Tea Ceremony, Kendo; the way of the Sword, Judo, Aikido etc.

It is through this ‘way’ that traditional Japanese Culture has been handed down through the past, through the ‘Essence of the Spirit’.

This quality, this tradition of the ‘way’ forms the very basis of life for the life. Having  this precious experience of the learning of Taiko and wishing to share these amazing life long learning philosophy of Do and keep it pure as much as possible.  I founded the Wakonkan Dojo in Phoenix Arizona.

I realised that I had a dream to open a Dojo and Wakondan dojo is not just a simple school for leaning drumming, songs and posture but also learn another form of Do learning and starting real philosophy of Do harmonizing nature with entire body movement and communication through soul.  Wakondan dojo is the bridge of all cultures sharing goodness of us and be inspiration and influence each other.



 

Ken Koshio’s producing classes in Japanese traditional discipline with
  • SHIN (心)Spirit,
  • GI (技)Skill 
  • TAI (体)Body  
for creating a great team and community building with Wa (和)Taiko (太鼓)Drumming spirit .for YOU

STARTING WITH RESPECT ~ FINISHING WITH RESPECT (Etiquette and manners)

In the Dojo, there are  rules of Etiquette which are required every time you enter the Dojo. Firstly, to greet the Dojo by bowing down and bringing the hands together (known as ‘gassho’), then entering by making the first step with the left foot into the Dojo (leaving firstly with the right foot).

By behaving in this way and having respectful manners, by opening and pouring out from the Heart, by following the correct procedure and using the appropriate conduct, it will become possible to improve the practise.

We also clean and polish all taiko and floor at the end of the class to show the gratitude for instruments and Dojo.

MESA DOJO
Riki Judo Dojo in Mesa
535 W Iron Ave #121, Mesa, AZ 85210  

We opened Dojo in the Mesa area in 2017.  We are so glad that have the opportunity to hold classes in the art of Taiko at a NEW location!

 

We are fortunate to share the space with Riki Judo Dojo. In its own right,  Riki Katagiri sensei's dojo is the only martial arts school in Arizona that teaches youth and adults original, authentic Kodokan Judo and Japanese Jujutsu, for health, personal protection, and competition. We wish to expand these ideals with respects to Taiko Drumming, as both disciplines are great for improving the mind, body, and spirit!

Please view the page below for more info, and join us for Koshio-Ryu Taiko-Do (Koshio style - the Way of Japanese drumming): a truly unique workout combining martial arts and traditional Japanese drumming into one.

 

LOCATION

Riki Judo Dojo:
535 W. Iron Ave. Ste. 121
Mesa, AZ 85210

 

 
ADULT BEGINNER CLASS
SATURDAYS 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
ADULT INTERMEDIATE CLASS

TUESDAYS 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SATURDAYS 11:30 - 1:30 PM

CLASS FEE
FIRST TRIAL CLASS FREE


(Regularly $40/class or $90/month)
Bachi (drum sticks): $30

T-shirts: $20

TAIKO is energetic drumming combining rhythm & martial arts movement!


Please wear comfortable clothes to be able to exercise.

PHOENIX DOJO
WaKonkan Dojo in Phoenix
(Ken Koshio's private studio)
2217 N. Dayton St. Phoenix AZ 85006

 

This is an original Dojo established by Ester Vandecar who  started Fushicho Daiko.  Ester retired and moved to Michigan in 2011. Since then  Ken Koshio started his own Taiko Do based on traditional discipline Shin Gi Tai, (Sprit, Skill and Body).  Named as Wa Kon Kan, which means

 

Wa: harmony, balance

Kon:Sprit, Soul

Kan: Place, Dojo

 
LOCATION

2217 N. Dayton St
Phoenix, AZ 85006

ADULTS BEGINNERS CLASS 
DATE & TIME
 THURSDAYS 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
ADULTS ADVANCED CLASS 
DATE & TIME
WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$40 PER CLASS OR $90 MONTHLY
(INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE, BUT ANYONE IS WELCOME TO OBSERVE AS A GUEST!)
instructor Ken Koshio & John Paul Mendes & Miro Koshio  
PRIVATE LESSONS
$40 PER HALF HOUR, ANY DAY AND ANYTIME.
CONTACT KEN KOSHIO
BY E-MAIL OR CALLING.
instructor Ken Koshio
 
INTRODUCTION COURSE
For YOU who wants to develop and try a new challenge and discover your possibilities!
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