Martial Arts Training

Pursuing Martial Arts Training

The intention of this group is to provide an environment for those interested in studying classical Japanese martial arts in a more traditional fashion. A yearly curriculum used to ensure the learning process is comprehensive, well-structured, and progressive. Martial arts training will cover combative & self-defense skills learned through the aid of the following:

  • Kata Geiko (型稽古) = Practice Forms
  • Gihō (技法) = Techniques
  • Senryaku (戦略) = Strategies


Non-combative skills such as the following are covered for an overall balanced training experience:

• Reihō (礼法) = Etiquette
• Sahō (作法) = Preparatory/Customary Actions
• Jūnan Taisō (柔軟体操) = Stretching & Flexibility
• Seishin Kyōyō (精神教養) = Spiritual Refinement


Practitioners get to study hand-to-hand classical martial arts from different ryūha (martial traditions). The style of these can be categorized as the following below:

• Taijutsu (体術) = Using the Body for Combat
• Atemi no Hō (当身の法) = Striking Techniques
• Jū no Hō (柔の法) = Grappling Techniques


Training in classical weapons from various ryūha is also included, both in understanding their usage and how to defend against them. Classical weapons training includes (but not limited to) the following:

• Kenjutsu (剣術) = Sword Techniques
• Bōjutsu (棒術) = Staff & Stick Techniques
• Kusari Fundō (鎖分銅) = Weighted chain
• Sōjutsu (槍術) = Spear Techniques
• Battōjutsu (抜刀術) = Drawing the Sword for Cutting
• Kusarigama (鎖鎌) = Chain & Sickle
• Naginatajutsu (薙刀術) = Glaive Techniques
• Tōkenjutsu (投剣術) = Throwing bladed weapons

The training environments used for classical Japanese martial arts are both indoor and outdoor. Conducting training in this fashion gives practitioners different perspectives based on their surrounding, and allows them to be prepared to defend themselves no matter the environment, weather condition, and so on.