Learn traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Shinkan-ryū Kenpō is a martial arts school that focuses on classical Japanese swordsmanship. The main areas of study are Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu, focusing on traditional techniques rather than flashy gimmicks or quick black belt courses. By dedicating ourselves to the study of this bujutsu, we hope to better ourselves and make a positive impact on the world.

Shinkan-ryū kenpō is a sword-based martial art in the classical Japanese swordsmanship tradition. It holds high the ideals of correct technique and principles of mind, sword, and body. Learning Iaido, a type of Japanese budō, is an interesting and challenging endeavor that will engage you physically and mentally.
Although we are learning sword combat that stems from the fighting men (samurai) of pre-modern Japan, the value of learning is to help ourselves and society become a better place. We, therefore, balance our training with the historical relevance of sword fighting 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 membership to learn iaido online, it is available to those outside of Japan. For information on online learning, please contact us.

Learning Iaido & Kenjutsu  Online Or In  Japan

Members of our school train 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 a dojo the ability to explore the arts of the sword deeply with a qualified instructor.

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