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Let's enjoy Kendo in YAGYUKENYUUKAI!
Shall we play kendo together once in Yagyu, Nara, Japan.
In Yagyu, Kendo is very popular, because Yagyu is the place of origin of the Yagyushinnkageryu style of Kendo.
Yagyushinnkageryu style of Kendo was created by Muneyoshi Yagyu (His another name is Sekisyuusai Yagyuu). It is famous as Mutoudori, which means a technique derived form Jiu-jutsu, that the opponent's sword is taken with his hand without using a sword.
We are currently active in the Japanese Kendo Federation and our techniqe does not follow the Yagyushinnkageryu style of Kendo enough, but our Kendo spirit in Yagyu follows the Yagyushinnkageryu style of Kendo enough.
For example, in Yagyu, We learn Kendo in elementary school and junior high school, too. This subject in Yagyu is a special local curriculum even in Japan.
Although Yagyu is a rural area where no train runs, and the population of children is decreasing, the children of Yagyukenyukai still play an active part in various kendo events. The other day, both elementary and junior high school students ranked third in Sekisyuusai Yagyu memorial Kendo tournament.
We would like to play Kendo together with children and adults, regardless of whether they are Japanese or foreigners.
Training camp also welcome from College Kendo club and also from abroad.
There is a nice Minsyuku hotel in Yagyu, which is Minsyuku Kubota. The owner of the hotel does kendo and will guide you around Yagyu.
If you want to take a nice picture which shows a samurai who cut a large stone by a sword as in the picture shown above, you can do it. This cut stone is a legendary stone which Sekisyuusai Yagyu cut by a sword when he wanted to cut legendary monstor, Teng.
Date, place & fee for practice
Yagyu elementary school, mainly
(Kyu) Nara Shiritu Yagyu junior high school, sometimes
Fee for practice
2000 Yen/month for over 6 years old
Free for adults
Wellcome kendo players who belong to other Kendo clubs, to our club. No fee to play in our kendo club. Please come to enjoy Kendo with us from other cities and also other countries.
In Japanese, to Officer, Cieko Nakata below
Officer: Chieko Nakata 0742-94-0750
Head : Yoshio Shimoura 0742-94-0670
In English, to firstname.lastname@example.org (Michihiro Iwashiro) by e-mail
We play Kendo at Yagyu elementary school, Nara Cyity, Japan. Sometimes we play Kendo at (Kyu) Nara Shiritu Yagyu junior high school, when we can't use Yagyu elementary school.
Map of Yagyu elementary school
Map of old (Kyu) Nara Shiritu Yagyu junior high school
Click「＋ー」for magnification and「→」for moving
How to go to our Kendo Club in Yagyu
From New York: Take an airplane from John F. Kennedy International Airport or Newark / Liberty International Airport and come to Narita Airport or Kansai Airport. From those airports, take JR train to go to JR Nara station or JR Kasagi station.
From JR Kasagi staion, walk for one hour on foot. No public bus, however, you can use taxi also.
From JR Nara station, take one hour by bus or by car.
If you want to come to Yagyu to play kendo, please ask me (an dentist, a kendo player) using a following e-mail address, email@example.com. I will be able to take care for you. I can pick up you to our Doujyou (gymnasium of kendo) and an local hotel.
The Meaning of Kendo
The Meaning of Kendo
The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana.
The purpose of practicing Kendo is:
To mold the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for Improvement in the art of Kendo;
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor,
To associate with others with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Thus will one be able to love his country and society,
To contribute to the development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all people.
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