Try a 90-minute Swordfight "Kata" Workout - Beginners Level

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Kenjutsu (swordfight) is practiced with a katana (sword) already drawn out. You will learn KATA upon changing to a gi outfit. KATA is a formal exercise which incorporates a series of movements designed to perfect your form, agility, speed.

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  • Learn short, basic practice routines of swordfighting.
  • Change to a gi and use a wooden sword at our dojo.
  • This is a private class with an instructor and an interpreter.
  • Choose between either a samurai or ninja outfit to wear. If you don't choose, a regular gi will be rented.

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Kikai Shinko Kaikan Building, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Important Information

Our dojo (studio) availability

The time slots available for experiences
Sun: 10am 1:15pm 4pm 7pm
Mon: 10am 1:15pm 4pm 7pm
Tue: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Wed: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Thu: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Fri: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Sat: 3:30pm, 6pm (the 2nd and 4th Saturday)

Early hour training is available upon request.

If you want to have an experience before 9:00am or after 8pm
pm, there's an additional charge of 2000 yen a person.

Children : 5-11 years old.
Anyone who is 11 or under must be accompanied by a participating guardian.

For a child to participate in our training, (s)he is expected to understand the following:
1. Follow the words of adults.
2. No walking around in the dojo when people are training.
3. No touching the weapons without permission.
Inattentive people may be asked to leave the dojo.

Tell us your height and the name of your hotel upon booking.

If you want to buy a black gi and a mask and a hood, please let us know at least one week prior to your experience session.

What you need to bring

You don't need to bring anything, but tell us your height, so that we can get your gi ready.
If you don't, we'll prepare a regular gi for you.

Meet your host :
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

My name is Shibata Vanessa. I'm the head of a ninja-samurai clan named Musashi Ichizoku. If you study a bit of the Japanese history, you'll come across a name "Shibata Katsuie" , my ancestor who fought the Battle of Shizugatake in 1583.

Our ancestors worked for Tokugawa Shogunate Government for 265 years, and we have kept our traditions to this date.
I started a ninja tour to offer international visitors, especially families, a chance to see something authentic and interesting at the same time, in addition to introducing our legacy to the general public in Japan and to giving my young shinobi friends some chances to share their arts and thoughts.
My dojo (training place) is located near a JR station.
At our dojo in Tokyo, you'll see nimpo taijutsu based on my samurai-ninja weapon-smith family legacy of 420 years. We'll show you the very basics skills of a ninja, which are perhaps enough for the general public who want to get a glimpse of our legacy. Coming here, you will find that there are still shinobis in the world today.
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Reviews (2)

  • Kylie Kylie

    Samurai sword lesson

    We absolutely loved the experience! We would definitely do it again. It was the right mix of demonstration and practical experience. Vanessa is very knowledgeable and speaks English fluently. We highly recommend this!!

  • Jonathan Jonathan

    This was awesome

    I would recommend this experience to anyone. This was an essential part of our Japan experience. Loved it.