Who we are...
Sobukan Tallinn has been founded in September 2007 by Bert Van den Plas sensei.
It was the first dojo of Takeda-ryu Nakamura Ha in Estonia and the Baltic States. In March 2009 a second dojo was opened in Keila. Both dojo's are a part of Sobukai Estonia.
Takeda-ryu Nakamura Ha teaches multiple disciplines. This is the reason why the school is called a Sobudo (a complete martial art school).
The objective for the pupil in our dojo is to develop personalities that are capable of mastering with equanimity not only combat situations, but also the general challenges of everyday life by means of
A sturdy body, good physical shape and strong health.
Perception of its own body.
Recognition of the consequences of one´s own actions.
Fairness, Equality and Respect to all other people, regardless of color, race or social standing. This makes the student aware of the principle Ying and Yang; one cannot exist without the other.
Honesty, Honorable and Moral, one must be honest to one’s self before they can be honest with anyone else. Cheating and lying is an acceptance of failure and creates a false environment for the student. It gives the ability to do things to the best of their ability.
Courage, as the student progresses in rank and their skills become more fluent and based on reflex. The student gains confidence in their selves, to know they can handle any situation that presents itself.
Generosity and compassion. Here the student is discouraged from using their new founded skills for domination; it prevents arrogance within one’s self.
Success, Honor and Glory follows the student as they become better within themselves. This can only be achieved through Dedication, Devotion and a positive attitude.
This can only be achieved through Dedication, Devotion and a positive attitude.