KENDO

Swordsmanship Kendo

Swordsmanship Kendo

Kendo

Suginami, Tokyo

We will cultivate the mental and physical strength necessary to life. We value perseverance, patience, and mutual respect for others. We seek the true path in Kendo established by our predecessors in pursuit of the valor and beauty of Kendo.

Morimasa Okada

Morimasa Okada

8th dan Kyoshi. I became the 3rd generation head of Shodokan dojo at 22 yrs. of age. I am the Vice-President and Director of Suginami Kendo Federation and also lecture at Oberlin Univ. I recently established an online kendo salon “The Kendo Innovation Laboratory” to interactively explore and guide technology to the ideal direction. Branches in Europe such as French Shodokai and Shodokan Vonde.

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Swordsmanship Kendo

Overview
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Time and Days Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Number of People 1 – 6
Cost ¥15,000 per person
What to Bring Drinking water and towel
Details
  • Kendo lecture: body posture and stance, footwork, wooden sword striking, proper wearing of Kendo gear

  • Practical skills: two-step strike, one-step strike

  • Picture time

Kendo Kata Lesson

Overview
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Time and Days Tuesday (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Number of People 1 – 6
Cost ¥15,000 per person
What to Bring Drinking water and towel
Details
  • Kendo lecture: history and origin of Kendo

  • Practical skills: long sword forms (1 through 7)

  • Picture time

Kendo & Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)

Overview
Time and Days Saturday (4:00pm - 7:00pm)
Number of People 1 - 6
Cost ¥15,000 per person
What to Bring Drinking water and towel
Details
  • Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy): practice hiragana and kanji letters using the calligraphy brush and black ink (sumi). The teacher will think of a beautiful kanji describing your name to practice. The tip of a brush is like the tip of the shinai (bamboo sword); your mind must focus from the sole of your feet to the tip of your equipment.

  • Kendo lecture, suburi, mokkennuchi, uchikomi(nisoku ittou & issokuittou), group photo

Skill Up Private Lesson

Overview
Time and Days Consultation Required
Duration 90 minutes (including changing of clothes and gear)
Number of People Individual or Group
Cost ¥17,000 per person
What to Bring Drinking water and towel
Details
  • We will accommodate requests asked in advance

  • Picture time

Group Lesson

Overview
Open to Companies and Organizations
Location Dependent upon number of people
Time and Days Consultation Required
Number of People Up to 100
Cost Dependent upon number of people
What to Bring Drinking water and towel
Details
  • Kendo lecture

  • Proper wearing of kendo gear

  • Practical skills

  • Picture time

*Reservations 3 weeks in advance

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    Cancellation / Refund Policy
    • One day before Experience: 50% Cancellation charge
    • Day of Experience: No refunds will be made
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