Ninja and Samurai Arts—Private Lessons in Tokyo

Overview

Interested in ninja and samurai experiences in one day? We are the last living descendants of Tokugawa shogunate (1600–1868) Shinobi samurai—high-ranking samurai who trained and commanded Tokugawa shogunate ninja.

Highlights

  • Wear a ninja outfit and learn about ninja weapons
  • Learn how to walk silently like ninja
  • Learn how to use our handmade ninja stars and a blowgun
  • Wear a samurai outfit (hakama)
  • Learn basic samurai swordsmanship and etiquette

Key Information

Important Information

- Our dojo training is designed for adults - Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. - Inattentive people may be asked to leave - Wear dark clothes

Description

This is a 2-hour session. The session will begin with a short meditation and an embu demonstration by your instructors—samurai family descendants. Next, you will change your clothes into one of our family's ninja outfits. While you are changing your clothes, your interpreter will provide basic information about ninja. Training usually starts with an introduction to ninja weapons handcrafted by the weaponsmiths of the family and proceeds to a lesson on stealthy ninja walking. This is an effective training for your core. After the first lesson, you will learn how to throw ninja stars and the philosophy behind this art. You will also learn how to use a blowgun or kunai. You will get to choose which one would you like to train with. Next, you will dress in a hakama to learn 'reiho' (samurai rules), samurai etiquette, and learn about katana (Japanese swords). During this part of the lesson, you will learn how to use both a short and a long sword, as well as basic stances, and vertical, horizontal and diagonal cuts. The final lesson will be on training the silent mind using a short meditation. Each lesson has a specific purpose. Through these lessons, we hope you will gain insight into our culture. We have an instructor and an interpreter/trainer for you in all of our classes. Licensed interpreter/trainer(s) provides top-notch, real time translation. Our workshop is for those who want to know more than just have fun. If you want to know our thoughts, history and tradition, you need a reliable interpreter/trainer with specialty knowledge. Give us alternative dates/times as well as your height. ----------------------------------------------- For early or late hour or private deals: Private instruction is 5000 yen. Please book for the [Add-on] option in addition to your experience fee. Musashi Clan Honjin Dojo location Across Tokyo Tower.

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