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The samurai were well-trained, highly skilled warriors who served their lords with absolute loyalty, eventually becoming the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). They fought with many weapons such as spears, bows and arrows, but the sword was their main weapon. They lived their life according to the ethic code of the Bushido, where it states how chivalrous men should act in their personal and professional lives. We have a history of 420 years in Tokyo. Our ancestors served the Tokugawa Shogunate government for 265 years as "jikisan hatamoto" (upper class samurai who could get direct orders from shuguns). If you check about some of our ancestors such as Shibata Katsuie and Shibata Takenaka, you can see some of our historical background. At our dojo, you will learn to draw, sheathe and wield a Katana (Samurai sword), which symbolizes the samurai spirit. You will gain insight into the samurai philosophy, along with getting to know the use of their weapons like spears, naginata, bows, jutte, and armors. You will also change into a simple kimono and a hakama to get into the samurai spirit. Below is the schedule that we plan to follow on the day. 1. Meditation 2. Demonstration by a Shihan (expert) 3. Change outfit 4. Bo shuriken experience (throwing stars) or Shibata style archery 5. Drawing and Sheathing a sword 6. Stances 7. Explanation on Samurai Armors Come to our dojo to experience becoming a Samurai! This will be a great experience for you to go back in time and learn about the Samurai and the Japanese history! Our dojo can accommodate up to 20+ people. If you want a private session, please let us know in advance.

The samurai were well-trained, highly skilled warriors who served their lords with absolute loyalty, eventually becoming the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). They fought with many weapons such as spears, bows and arrows, but the sword was their main weapon. They lived their life according to the ethic code of the Bushido, where it states how chivalrous men should act in their personal and professional lives. We have a history of 420 years in Tokyo. Our ancestors served the Tokugawa Shogunate government for 265 years as "jikisan hatamoto" (upper class samurai who could get direct orders from shuguns). If you check about some of our ancestors such as Shibata Katsuie and Shibata Takenaka, you can see some of our historical background. At our dojo, you will learn to draw, sheathe and wield a Katana (Samurai sword), which symbolizes the samurai spirit. You will gain insight into the samurai philosophy, along with getting to know the use of their weapons like spears, naginata, bows, jutte, and armors. You will also change into a simple kimono and a hakama to get into the samurai spirit. Below is the schedule that we plan to follow on the day. 1. Meditation 2. Demonstration by a Shihan (expert) 3. Change outfit 4. Bo shuriken experience (throwing stars) or Shibata style archery 5. Drawing and Sheathing a sword 6. Stances 7. Explanation on Samurai Armors Come to our dojo to experience becoming a Samurai! This will be a great experience for you to go back in time and learn about the Samurai and the Japanese history! Our dojo can accommodate up to 20+ people. If you want a private session, please let us know in advance.