Shindokan Budo New England

Iaijutsu & Kenjutsu

Our dojo is one of the very few schools in all of New England to offer instruction in authentic systems of iaijutsu and kenjutsu. We practice Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-Heiho and Ono-ha Itto-ryu Kenjutsu, two koryu sword arts with histories that date back over hundreds of years. These are authentic sword arts of the samurai, the warrior class of feudal Japan. Iaijutsu waza and kenjutsu kata demand exacting precision and refinement, requiring in turn, a tremendous degree of concentration and discipline. Iaijutsu is swift and precise, yet graceful; it's flow lending to an aesthetic quality with significant appeal. Iaijutsu and kenjutsu training reenacts historic combative scenarios that resulted in death, creating an intensity of spirit, seriousness and focus found in few other arts. 

Jujutsu & Aiki Jujutsu

Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu is an off-shoot of Hakko-ryu Jujutsu and a direct derivative of KoKoDo Jujutsu that is recognized in Japan by Yasuhiro Irie, Soke, KoKoDo Jujutsu and by the Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmei. An authentic tradition rooted in the classical Samurai fighting arts of feudal Japan, it is  from the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu of Takeda, Sokaku, through Hakko-ryu and Kokodo-ryu Jujutsu.  The technical spectrum of aiki jujutsu typically include sophisticated joint locks, immobilizations, chokes and strangulations, strikes, throws, manipulations of vital points, and aiki, or subtle physical manipulation and mental disruption.  Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu includes all of these combative methods, and is a system of Aiki Jujutsu that, like its predecessor arts, is noted for very relaxed and “soft,” yet extremely effective execution of technique to neutralize an attack.

Traditional Budo at Shindokan Budo Dojo

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