samurai sword shinkan ryuLearning Classical Swordsmanship

In Shinkan-ryū Kenpō we train in a well rounded, powerful and interesting style of Japanese sword combat of kenjutsu and iaijutsu. Although we branch out and allow training outside of Tokyo via online classes, we are not commercially selling courses on how to use a sword as some online "schools" do. We exist as a complete sword school based in the classical koryū tradition of Japanese martial arts. We also maintain a higher principle of self-cultivation as in more modern budo established after 1868.

Shinkan-ryū Kenpō's goal is to give the student a grounded and deep understanding of its kenjutsu and iaijutsu. When you join a school 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 trianing.

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. This is a place for thorough learning. There are many techniques and they cannot be acquired in six months. There are no instuctor 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, a personal interview conducted with the head instructor and/or introduction from a current member is necessary. This 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 Tokyo,  you can come train with us directly. If you are not in Tokyo you can still join the school and learn through our online classes and lessons. All students in and outside of Japan have access to appropriate teachings and lesson videos. We have well over one hundred training videos for students.

During the online learning process, the head instructor goes over the techniques with you. Students are always welcome to ask questions so they can get corrections. Learning takes place in online workshops or in one on one and/or supplemental videos etc. We have students in different countries who enjoy learning and make good progress through online study with our school.
Distance learning is not as hard as it seems.

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.