samurai sword shinkan ryu

In Shinkan-ryū Kenpō, we train in a well rounded, compelling, and pragmatic style of Japanese sword combat; kenjutsu and iaijutsu. Although we branch out and allow training outside of Japan via online classes, we are not commercially selling online courses on how to use a sword as some might do. We exist as a complete sword school based on the authentic koryū tradition of classical Japanese martial arts. We also maintain high principles of self-cultivation as budō should be practiced.

The goal in Shinkan-ryū Kenpō is to give the student a grounded and deep understanding of classical Japanese kenjutsu and iaijutsu within the school. When you join a bujutsu system to learn the sword, the goal should be to become a swordsman in that particular system (ryū-ha) and understand the sword combat of the respective school. We strive for grounded and authentic swordsmanship training.

We offer a traditional, authentic and comprehensive iaijutsu and kenjutsu system to learn. The school's instructor is experienced and patient, competently transmitting his knowledge and techniques to the students. There is no being held back. In Shinkan-ryū Kenpō, students progress as their abilities allow. The training is in-depth and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. It is a place for thorough learning. There are many techniques, and they cannot be acquired in six months. There are no instructor or black belt courses. Nor do we train for the purposes of handing out certificates. If you are a serious and dedicated person, please inquire about practicing with us.

How Do I Join And Start To Learn The Sword Arts?

Before joining Shinkan-ryū Kenpō, some correspondence and a personal interview conducted with the head instructor. An introduction from a current member or a detailed self-introduction is necessary. The meeting is usually done through something like Skype. If you have any questions or you are interested in training, then please fill out the form below to contact us and let us know a little about yourself.

The video above is a sample lesson made available to the public. More videos available on the video page.


How Does Learning & Training Work?

If you live in Japan,  you can train with us directly in Nara-ken. If you are not in Japan, you can still join the school and learn through our online curriculum. All students in and outside of Japan have access to appropriate teachings and lesson videos. We have made well over four hundred training videos for the school.

During the online learning process, the head instructor goes over the techniques with you. Learning is similar to that of a dōjō. Students are expected to train and keep up with pertinent information from their instructors. Questions are welcome so students can get corrections. Learning takes place in online workshops, one on one lessons, or detailed supplemental videos and communication. We have students in different countries who enjoy learning and make good progress through online study with our school.
Distance learning is not difficult if the student is diligent, and the teacher is willing.

If you have questions, please contact us using the form below. Please make sure you check your spam folder for the reply. It might end up there.

Please let us know a little about yourself and what you are interested in. We will reply soon. Thank you.