Saturday 4:00 to 5:30 pm
@ Peri Capezio Center
126 East 13th Street,
New York NY 10003
$21 (No Reservation Required)
Monday 5:30 to 7:00 pm
@ Battery Dance Studio
380 Broadway 5th Floor, New York NY 10013
$20 Cash Only
Please make a reservation at yoshiamao@gmailcom
This is the Sword Fighting Class of Samurai Sword Soul Style, which is based on centuries-old traditional sword fighting from Japan, Waki ryu, and the essence of kendo, iaido, karate and kabuki dance.
First, you will learn very basic sword techniques such as walking, gripping, breathing, cutting, and stances. Then, you will use all of these techniques in the combination activity. Also, you will learn some forms (KATA), which you synchronize with other samurais.
Next, you will move on to the practical part, including the sword contacts with others as offense and defense. You will learn the sword technique of stopping, bouncing, dodging, parrying, sliding, cheating, etc. We may do kakari keiko (one vs multiple), one on one, depending on the situations.
Finally, choreographies will be done. From beginners to experienced students, everyone will join the fighting scenes as one on one or one on multiple with music as the SAMURAI SHOW TIME!
It’s fun, but you have to stay highly focused on watching, memorizing and performing. It is a very good training for anybody to strengthen the concentration. Once you build your foundation, you will experience more and more exciting choreographies. Soon you will be able to recognize Samurai Sword Fighting not only as BUDO (a martial art), but also as beautiful PERFORMING ARTS.
If you are looking for some exercises to improve your concentration and discipline, or if you are looking for the additional technique for your performing arts, dance and acting, this is the right place for YOU!!!
Beginners are always welcome!!
Class Show Time Video
Class Video by Sandy Chase
SPECIAL SAMURAI WORKSHOP
We have Special Samurai Workshop and Samurai Performance upon your requests for corporate events, school events, groups, families, kids, birthday parties, private parties, etc.
Please contact us for more info. We will arrange the best samurai activity for you!
SAMURAI BOOT CAMP!
The workshop and performance are upon request.
Please contact Yoshi Amao.
This is a totally new type of class which combines a great fitness workout with traditional Japanese Samurai sword fighting techniques.
We use soft, lightweight foam swords, so you don’t have to worry about any injuries and can swing your sword as fast as you can! First, you will master the basic Samurai sword cuttings and stepping techniques. Then, you will learn the attacking practice, offense and defense. Next, you will try the choreographed movement. Also, you may try our Standard Demonstration with music together. It is a very casual, energetic and fun exercise class! You will be healthier, happier and having better shape after the class! Can you survive Samurai Boot Camp!?