Iaijutsu & Kenjutsu Distance Learning

At Shinkan-ryū, you can learn bujutsu online, which is a unique and comprehensive study of kobujutsu swordsmanship. Unlike other courses that nickel and dime you every other month, our approach is serious and focused on building solid basics to develop more complex techniques and concepts as you progress. Our online students come from different countries and make good progress with dedication and discipline. Whether you study online or in person, you are part of the school community, not just a paying customer. We believe that learning the art of the sword takes effort, but it is not as daunting as it may seem. For more information on learning, check out our resources. Join us at Shinkan-ryū Kenpō for an in-depth and fulfilling experience.

There are many iaijutsu and kenjutsu forms within our curriculum that you can train in. Regardless of a partner, students are required to learn most of the forms in due time. It is certainly possible to learn swordsmanship online; all you need is the desire to learn and put in the training time.

Shinkan-ryū Kenpō does not sell or offer one-off (or extended) courses, certificates, or single lessons, rather, it is traditional learning as is typically done in most kobujutsu or koryū schools here in Japan.  It is an intensive one-to-one student and teacher relationship based on diligent and honest teaching and learning for any diligent and committed person. It is a traditional school of swordsmanship. Learning is linear and in stages, whether online or in our physical dōjō.

To learn online, you will need to meet some requirements first.

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  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Have read the studying bujutsu blog before contacting us.
  • To learn online, you will need the ability to view training videos and digitally record and upload your training. This means reliable and stable access to the internet and recording equipment (e.g., camera, phone, computer, etc.)
  • Be teachable. This is about having a personality that is open to change and learning new things. You must be receptive to criticism to learn martial arts.
  • English is the main means of communication. Japanese words are introduced when it is necessary; however, English is the common language for instruction.
  • Have the time to spend with the school and its teachings. It is not an endeavor to shoehorn into your schedule or life. Please make sure to read the information about studying multiple bujutsu at the same time before contacting us.

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