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Kenjutsu, Kendo, and Iado

We train in 3 types of sword art: Kenjutsu (wooden sword), Kendo (sword with armor), and Iado (sword drawing). Classes are for adults ages 12 and up, subject to Renshi’s approval. The basics of Kenjutsu are taught to kids in the Bushido class.

Sword is not as easy as it looks; it takes a great degree of focus, effort, and posture. We prefer that you have some basic martial arts experience before you attempt to practice sword. Jujutsu was created to take the sword from an attacker, making both of these arts complimentary. While sword may not seem as practical as our other arts in today’s world, it is a Samurai tradition that strengthens your spine and your spirit. When practiced diligently, the sword becomes an extension of yourself and all of your prior training.

Sword at Samurai Training Academy