Sports Chanbara, called by it’s nickname “Spochan”, was born when a pamphlet was published in 1971(Showa 46) by Tetsundo Tanabe: the originator and current president.
The theme of the pamphlet was The techniques developed essentially from self-defense.
The disciples were reared. And after two years, in 1973 the All Japan Goshindo Federation was inaugurated.
Small scale competitions were held and informative activities were carried out.
Now, the number of playing members has reached three hundred thousand, officially recognized instructors are about four thousand.
Sports Chanbara is being coached from Hokkaido to Kokinawa.
Each association in various areas is becoming increasingly competent and holding their own competitions.