Learn traditional Japanese swordsmanship.


Shinkan-ryū Kenpō 真観流剣法 teaches classical Japanese swordsmanship. The primary curriculum is Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu. It is through our study of this bujutsu that we hope to improve ourselves and the world around us.

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. 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 learning, 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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