Looking for a memorable experience for your company event, group tour, cultural exchange, or some other occasion? Let us at Toyama Ryu Bizenkai organize a samurai-themed experience for your group! You'll get a hands-on learning experience in the three types of swordsmanship that comprise kenjutsu: iai, gekken, and battou (cutting). Try a martial arts course requested by our Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and experienced by American troops!
Make your company event, group tour, international exchange program, or some other occasion one to never forget with our samurai swordsmanship experience for private groups! With extensive experience in meeting travelers' diverse needs, we at Toyama Ryu Bizenkai are a dojo providing a variety of samurai-themed experiences: tameshigiri test cutting, wearing samurai armor, and more. For those seeking a unique cultural experience, look no further. Our experience is customizable. For us to determine how we can tailor-make an experience according to your needs, we'll set up a meeting to discuss the details of your request: the purpose, date and time, venue (either our dojo, or elsewhere in Japan — additional fees apply for the latter option), and so on. The experience we offer is a beginner-friendly but comprehensive enough course covering the three techniques that comprise kenjutsu (samurai swordsmanship): iai, gekken (the precursor of modern-day kendo), and battou (cutting — the practice version of this is called "tameshigiri"). For iai, you'll learn how to handle and wield a sword, while for gekken, you'll learn how to keep your distance from a moving opponent, as well as the right timing for attacking and self-defense. Then, for battou, you'll learn how to cut with a blade — time for some tameshigiri test-cutting! If you're looking for other activities to make the samurai experience even more exciting, you can also book the following as add-ons: keikogi (martial arts uniform) rental, samurai armor-wearing, and tea ceremony. Book and contact us now for a samurai experience to remember!