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Step into the world of the revered Japanese warrior with our comprehensive Samurai Class and Kenbu Show experiences.
Delve into traditional practices and emerge with not just skills but an enriched understanding of a culture that has fascinated the world for centuries.

Full Lesson: Samurai Class(75 minutes)

Immerse yourself in a 75-minute authentic Samurai Class, where the ancient meets the present. Begin your journey by donning traditional Tabi socks, setting the stage for an experience steeped in tradition. A captivating video will introduce you to the profound world of the Samurai, leading you to the heart of our course—the katana. This legendary sword is more than a weapon; it's a symbol of the Samurai's honor and discipline.
Adorn yourself in the Kimono or Hakama, the formal attire of the Samurai, and learn the respectful bow to commence your class. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, you'll practice wielding the katana with precision. If time allows, you'll also explore the elegant sensu folding fan, another significant aspect of Samurai culture.
Capture your transformation with a photo session in full Samurai attire, striking poses that resonate with the power and poise of these legendary warriors. Conclude your class with a bow, a sign of gratitude and respect, before you shed the layers of the Samurai and receive a certification honoring your participation.

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Program Schedule: Samurai Class

  1. 01Welcome & Traditional Japanese Bow
    Begin your experience with the respectful Rei, the traditional Japanese bow, to open your lesson.
  2. 02Katana Orientation
    Learn about the history and handling of the katana sword, the soul of the Samurai.
  3. 03Dressing in Samurai Garb
    Try on the traditional Kimono or Hakama, the formal attire of the Samurai.
  4. 04Samurai Photo Session
    Pose for a commemorative photo shoot in full Samurai attire, capturing the essence of the warrior.
  5. 05Sword Practice
    Practice basic katana techniques, honing your skills in the art of the sword.
  6. 06Sensu Folding Fan (Time Permitting)
    Discover the elegance of the sensu folding fan and its role in Samurai culture.
  7. 07Closing Ceremony
    End your class with a final bow, an expression of gratitude and respect for the traditions you've experienced.

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Kenbu Show - Long Version (40 minutes)

Experience the dynamism of the Kenbu Show, a 40-minute presentation that embodies the spirit of Samurai through martial arts such as 'Toho' or 'Iai'. Witness a series of performances, from the fierce "Fushikian" to the stoic "ShijuShitishi", and the epic "Courageous Yoshitune". Navigate through Samurai history, observing sword techniques and the Samurai's daily nuances with a folding fan.
Learn about the solemn practices of 'Seppuku' or 'Harakiri', and enjoy the 'Shochikubai' fan performance, an ode to nature's pine, bamboo, and plum. The show culminates with the new style Kenbu 'Josai' or 'Kiso-Yoshinaka', a four-part series showcasing the Samurai's resolve, daily training, decisive battles, and the final conclusion. Post-performance, seize the opportunity for a photo op with the performers.

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Program Schedule: Kenbu Show - Long Version (40 minutes)

  1. 01Greeting & Introduction
    A formal welcome and introduction to the art of Kenbu.
  2. 02Martial Arts Demonstration
    Witness the skills of 'Toho ' or 'Iai', traditional Samurai martial arts.
  3. 03Kenbu Performance
    Enjoy a Kenbu performance illustrating historic tales such as "Fushikian" and "ShijuShitishi".
  4. 04Samurai History Insight
    Learn about the rich history and life of the Samurai.
  5. 05Sword Technique Demonstration
    Observe the precision and skill in a demonstration of sword techniques.
  6. 06Folding Fan in Samurai Lifestyle
    See how the Samurai utilized the sensu folding fan in their daily lives.
  7. 07Cultural Presentation
    Information about 'Seppuku' or 'Harakiri', and a folding fan performance 'Shochikubai'.
  8. 08Kenbu Master Performance
    A special presentation by the Kenbu Master, featuring parts of the 'Josai' or 'Kiso-Yoshinaka' performance.

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Kenbu Show - Short Version (10 minutes)

This condensed 10-minute Kenbu Show is a spectacle of martial artistry. Ideal for those combining it with our Samurai class, it offers a swift yet powerful glimpse into the essence of Kenbu. Engage in the art of 'Toho' or 'Iai', appreciate the fluid performance of Kenbu, and marvel at the disciplined sword techniques and fan handling that define the Samurai lifestyle. The session ends with a respectful bow, a signature close to the show.
Post-performance, seize the opportunity for a photo op with the performers.

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Program Schedule: Kenbu Show - Short Version (10 minutes)

  1. 01Introduction to Kenbu
    A quick introduction to the art of Kenbu, setting the stage for the performance.
  2. 02Martial Arts Display
    A swift demonstration of 'Toho' or 'Iai', essential Samurai martial arts.
  3. 03Kenbu Performance
    A condensed Kenbu performance showcasing the beauty and discipline of the Samurai.
  4. 04Closing Bow
    The show concludes with a traditional bow, a gesture of respect and thanks to the audience.

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Wielding the Sword Experience (10 - 20 minutes)

For those who wish to feel the weight of history in their hands, guests who have not booked a class are invited to try swinging a sword themselves, under expert guidance.

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Program Schedule: Wielding the Sword Experience (10 - 20 minutes)

  1. 01Introduction

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Reservation

Cancellation Policy

Below are our cancellation charges for personal and commercial bookings.

Personal bookings The day before: 30% of the full amount
On the day: 100% cancellation charge of the full amount
Commercial bookings 6 days to 2 days before: 30% of the full amount
1 day before: 50% of the full amount
On the day of the booking: 100% of the full amount