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Let's enjoy Kendo in YAGYUKENYUUKAI!

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Beginners welcome!

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.  

新陰流兵法目録事/宝山寺所蔵

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 or her hand without using a sword.

We are currently active in the Japanese Kendo Federation and our techniqe do 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 in Japan.

Although Yayoi is a rural area where no train go through railways, 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. Minsyuku Kubota 柳生の郷 民宿久保田亭 The owner of the hotel does kendo and will guide you around Yagyu.




Date, place & fee for practice

Date

 Tuesday 19:00~21:00  
 Thursday 19:00~21:00  

Place

 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.

Contact

 In Japanese, to Officer, Cieko Nakata below

 Officer: Chieko Nakata     0742-94-0750

 Head : Yoshio Shimoura  0742-94-0670

 In English, to miwashiro@mx2.wt.tiki.ne.jp (Michihiro Iwashiro) by e-mail

Location

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.

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.

What is Kendo ?

Kata (How to move)

How to wear

Basic moving 1

Basic moving 2

Basic moving 3

Foot work (SURIASHI)

good education

Debana waza

Ouji waza

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