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At our Dojo, we utilize traditional Japanese-style instruction to teach Bushido-mentality through Kendo.  Since Kendo training provides encouragement for a life, instead of taking a short-term approach, we teach Kendo as a lifetime objective.  Utilizing the time-honored Bushido spirit traditionally followed by the Samurai, our goal is to develop the mentalities of “not losing to oneself”, “honoring etiquette”, “having compassion”, and “not being deceitful”, which will also enable students to prosper in the real world. In developing technique and stamina, we also emphasize “acquisition of the fundamentals”, “developing a strong body”, and “mastery of the true form of Kendo”. We are a well-established Dojo with numerous tournament accomplishments, and have nurtured many students who have become top kendo practitioners representing the United States. As we develop the next generation of Kendo practitioners, we continue to honor the spirit established upon our Dojo’s founding in 1950.

Our Dojo has five masters of 7-dan, probably the most of any Dojo in the United States. All of the instructors are Japanese, or Japanese-American, and provide instruction of true Japanese Kendo and etiquette in both Japanese and English. In addition, we have top kenshi and masters who visit us from Japan several times a year as guest instructors. In instructing children, we provide individualized guidance based on each child’s ability. For many children, if they are allowed to put on the bogu or uniform prior to learning the fundamental movements, they fail to make further progress, which often leads to quitting. At our Dojo, we emphasize learning of the fundamentals first, and intentionally delay the use of Kendo equipment until later.  As a result, the children are motivated to continue attending practice, and are able to understand the discipline of life-long Kendo as they mature.

我が道場は日本の剣道を通し武士道精神を伝統ある日本式指導で行っております。剣道とは一生涯を通して剣道からの学びを人生の糧として生きていくため、我々は短期的な見方の指導は行わず生涯剣道が人生の目的だと教えています。古来から侍が伝承してきた武士道精神を通じメンタル分野でいえば「自分に負けない心」「礼儀重んじる心」「人を思いやる心」「嘘をつかない心」を育て社会にでて立派に活躍できる人間を育成する事を目的としています。そして技術、体力的なことでは「基礎を身につけ」「病気に打ち勝つ体」「正しい剣道の体得」にも力を入れております。試合においても多数の好成績を収める名門道場であり、過去にアメリカを代表する選手も多数育ててきた実績があります。1950年の道場設立時より、今もその精神を守りつつ、後輩の育成に力を注いでいます。

我が道場は七段の師範が5名在籍しており、七段師範の数では全米一と言って良いでしょう。指導陣は全て日本人、もしくは日系人であり、英語と日本語で日本の正しい剣道、礼儀などを指導しています。又、年に数度、日本を代表する剣士また師範が当道場を指導のため訪れます。子供の指導においては個人の能力に合わせながら丁寧に指導します。剣道は基本動作を習得せずに防具をつけてしまうと、その後なかなか上達しないため辞めてしまうお子さんが多数います。そこで、当道場では基本に力を入れ、他道場よりも剣道具をつけるのをあえて遅らせております。その結果子供たちが剣道をやめずに続け、生涯剣道の意義を後に理解することとなります。

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New Schedule

Hi all, I have attached new schedule. As you know our practice time will be changed from July 17th (Thursday) 6-8 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm. I think the class will be divided into few group. therefore I need some instructors for teaching the kids. I know someone can’t arrive before 6 pm for working. But…