Learn traditional Japanese swordsmanship.


Shinkan Ryū Kenpō 真観流剣法 is a classical Japanese sword school. This style of swordsmanship derives from the kobujutsu of the Edo period. The primary in-depth curriculum is Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu.

Shinkan-ryū was established on correct bujutsu technique and understanding. An open mind and heart are also valuable to learning these martial arts. Japanese budō is an interesting and challenging endeavor that will engage your mind and body. Although we are learning sword combat that stems from the fighting men of pre-modern Japan, the samurai, the value of learning is to help ourselves and society become a better place. We, therefore, balance our training with historical relevance and spiritual discipline.

The headquarters of Shinkan-ryū Kenpō is the Renshinkan dōjō located in Nara, Japan. Let us know if you would like to visit.
If you have the interest to join through our distance learning, it is available to those outside of Japan. For information on online learning, please contact us.

Learning Iaido & Kenjutsu In Japan or Online

Members of our school train in locally in Japan and via online classes. Many students are glad to have the ability to study classical Japanese swordsmanship online. Studying iaido or kenjutsu online allows those who do not have convenient access to dojo the ability to explore the sword deeply with a qualified instuctor.

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Schedule & Events

道場稽古11-26

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm