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Getting Started

The first steps to start training ONLINE and in person


1 - COMPLETE THE CONTACT FORM

  • Fill in the ONLINE FORM ON THIS LINK
     
  • Preferably inform your WhatsApp number, so that we can contact you and answer your questions directly.

     

2- BOOK A FREE EXPERIMENTAL CLASS

  • Through WhatsApp you can book a free trial class.
     
  • The experimental class can be in person at a nearby Dojo, if they have already returned to training. In this case, just come with comfortable clothes, a sweatshirt or judo pants or similar and a plain light shirt. We will lend you the material you need for training.
     
  • If you prefer to take the trial class in the ONLINE format on ZOOM, either because of the pandemic or because there is no Dojo near you, it is also possible. Through WhatsApp we will match you.
     
  • If you don't know which modality (or modality) you are interested in (Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu and/or Jojutsu) you can take a trial class for each, or try a little of each in a unique trial.
     
  • For the ONLINE experimental class we will guide how you can improvise a sword to use.
     
  • Space for online class can be free space in a bedroom, living room, porch or garden. High ceilings and no low ceiling lights are recommended.

     

3- COMPLETA TU INSCRIPCIÓN

  • Through WhatsApp we will send you a personalized link to complete additional personal information.
     
  • Through this link you will also be able to pay your registration (symbolic value of 1 real) and your first monthly fee (Maintenance-Niten). From this point on, you will officially be a student of the Institute with full ONLINE access.

     

4- START TRAINING

  • Con Maintenance-Niten puedes participar en TODOS los entrenamientos ONLINE en el Instituto y tener acceso a todo el contenido ONLINE incluyendo Golden Moments y audiovisuales con Sensei.
     
  • Para comenzar a entrenar regularmente en los Dojos en persona, establezca la tarifa del Dojo correctamente con la persona a cargo del Dojo (indicado en los Hotsites de cada ciudad)

5- BUY YOUR MATERIALS

  • You can purchase your training materials at your own pace. Each modality has only a few essential materials:

    -KENJUTSU: A SHINAI, bamboo-striped sword.

    -IAIJUTSU: A BOKUTO, wooden sword, a SAYA, scabbard and an OBI, sash. A pair of knee pads is also recommended.

    -JOJUTSU: A JO, wooden stick.
     
  • It is important to agree with your Local Coordinator if the materials to be purchased are within the safety and technical quality standards required by the Niten Institute. Non-standard materials cannot be used in the Institute's Dojos.
     
  • The uniform, KIMONO and HAKAMA and other materials can be purchased over time according to each student, with no pre-established deadline.
     
  • In the first few weeks for on-site training, the Dojo Coordinator can lend essential materials to the novice, as long as they have not received their materials.
     
  • For ONLINE training, the student can improvise their material while also waiting for the arrival of the definitive materials.
     
  • It is possible to rent combat armor (BOGU) for the practice of Kenjutsu. More information on Whatsapp.


COMMENTS


To start training, the best way is to participate in an experimental class, where you will learn the basics of sword training and get to know the drills and the group.

Ideally, it comes with a T-shirt and sweatpants.
Sword and/or staff will be borrowed from us.

If you want, you can also come just to watch the training. But we recommend that you participate in the training, to get a feel for the class.

At Niten, we train three modalities.



 

KENJUTSU

The class is divided into two parts:
Kata and Bogu.
- Kata
Sequences of blows created by Samurai up to 600 years ago.
They are practiced in pairs with Bokuto (wooden sword).
-Bogu (protective armor)
In this part of the class, students learn to apply the techniques.
Students who are starting and not yet using bogu are trained in the application of the techniques to soon start using bogu.

IAIJUTSU

It is practiced in the form of katas
These kata can be against an imaginary opponent or with another teammate.
More advanced students do training with metal swords.
Beginners practice with bokuto (wooden sword)
Beginner students gain familiarity with the sword and after the initial period start practicing with metal sword as well.

JOJUTSU

Jojutsu training is divided into Kihon and Kata training.
In the Kihons everyone practices the fundamental techniques together
In the kata part, the students train the sequences created by the samurai.
In addition to the stick, we also practice other weapons:
-Jitte (weapon used by samurai who had the function of police),
-Kusarigama (scythe with chain)
-Tanjo (short bat).


GOLDEN MOMENTS

In the experimental class, as in all other training sessions, Sensei or the coordinator does the Golden Moments at the end.
It is the time when students learn more about samurai thinking and Japanese culture.
Concepts such as Discipline, Self-Control, Concentration and Stress Control are approached from a samurai perspective and students learn how to fit the sword's teachings into their daily lives.


In the experimental class, you can stay until the end of training or, if you prefer, less time (for example, 40 minutes).
We recommend that you arrive 5-10 minutes before your workout, so that you can enter with ease and participate in the stretch.

For information regarding fees for classes and materials, see your unit's HotSite on the LOCATIONS page.


WHERE TO START

Consult the states and cities with Niten Institute units in LOCATIONS to find the unit closest to you.



I FEEL BETTER CURRENTLY JUST TRAINING ONLINE

We understand you and Instituto Niten is offering several weekly online classes for all of its students. ONLINE you can also interact with our teachers and participate in the Golden Moments directly with Sensei Jorge Kishikawa through the main Dojo in São Paulo and weekly audiovisual and philosophical content.



THERE IS NO NITEN IN MY CITY. WHAT TO DO?

If you don't have a unit in your city, you can train ONLINE and come visit us at the nearest unit or visit us at our Headquarters in São Paulo sporadically.




 


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