The Samurai were the warrior class of ancient Japan. In this class, you will train and study the different tactics, techniques, and strategies of these legendary warriors. Our study focuses on properly fighting with the iconic “Samurai Sword” that is popular in movies, television, and anime. We also use other Samurai weapons in our curriculum including short sword (kodachi), two swords (nito/ryoto), long staff (bo), short staff (jo), glaive/halberd (naginata), stick (tanjo), sickle and chain (kusarigama), and spear (yari) among many others. There is also training in unarmed fighting (yawara/jujutsu) that is used as the basis for many modern self-defense systems.
Beginning students start their training with Fast Drawing (Iai), Fencing (Kumitachi/Kenjutsu), Short Staff (Jo), and Unarmed (Yawara/Jujutsu) arts. As students progress, they will go deeper in each area as well as add more weapons. They may not “pick and choose” their training. It is a set curriculum.