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Samurai Swordsmanship and Shuriken Experience

Samurai Swordsmanship and Shuriken Experience
Classes & Workshops > Martial Arts Classes > Martial Arts Classes
$136.74
Duration: 60 minutes
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Description

Have you always wanted to find out what it would be like to be a samurai? With this workshop, you can learn the authentic way of samurai used to use swords at the Musashi Clan Dojo. Through this private lesson, you'll also gain a historical insight into the way of the samurai.

Learn the history of traditional swordsmanship with roots that can be traced back more than 420 years.
Our ancestors were awarded the title of Jikisan Hatamoto (The highest class of warrior that was allowed to meet and receive orders directly from the shogun) by the Tokugawa Shogunate and served the government for 265 years.

You will gain an insight into this art and tradition that has been handed down generation to generation and see what underlies in the Japanese culture.

True warriors know that the most essential part of training is sharpening your sensitivity to avoid danger in order to avoid unnecessary sword fighting. To be able to develop this sensitivity, one needs to learn to control one's ego.

Upon changing to gi and hakama, you'll learn the proper manner for entering the dojo, the etiquette for beginning and ending class, how to throw bo-shuriken (spike), the correct way to show respect to the sword and handle it properly.

Using a bokken (wooden sword), you will learn the basic stances like Seigan, Hasso, Johdan, Gedan, etc. and how to move and cut diagnally, horizontally and parry. Then you will receive a short partner training which will help develop proper distance, positioning and correct timing and focusing.
You'll also learn a bit of samurai history and their philosophy. The samurai class was established by the 12th century. Samurai worked for feudal lords and were renowned for their bravery and code of honor. They were well-educated martial artists. They adhered to the code of warriors that forbade them from striking enemies from behind or pillaging unnecessarily. If they dishonored themselves or the samurai tradition, they were honor-bound to commit a ritual suicide.

Training is subject to change depending on the level of the student's skills.

Have you always wanted to find out what it would be like to be a samurai? With this workshop, you can learn the authentic way of samurai used to use swords at the Musashi Clan Dojo. Through this private lesson, you'll also gain a historical insight into the way of the samurai.