Instituto Cultural Niten

Niten Institute
Traditional Buro
Philosophy and Health
for Life
The samurai art of sword combat
A Legacy of technique and Philosophy
The art of drawing the KATANA,
the samurai sword,
with concentration,
serenity and balance.
The Art of staff created by Muso Gonosuke 400 years ago.
Samurai Tecnics of combat capable of disarming
and surrender an adversary with a sword.
Dojos Nitenfechar



Welcome to the Niten Institute of traditional Budo

Come practice with us, our dojos are always
open to newcomers.
We are dedicated to pass on the Philosophy, the Culture and the Arts of the Samurai Sword to our students from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Portugal, United Kingdom, Egypt and the United States, in more than 50 cities around the globe.
The practitioners experience 700 years of history that is maintained until today, passed on from generation to generation and brought from Japan to Brazil and to the Americas by our Sensei Jorge Kishikawa.
About us
• Niten Institute • Kobudô • Getting Started
• KIR Method • Samurais • Locations
• Sensei Jorge Kishikawa • Miyamoto Musashi • Contact us


The practice with Two Swords. The Two Swords trainning (Kenjutsu Nito), begins right in the first day.


Kendo and Kenjutsu in the Niten Institute -The origins, techniques and exchange with other dojo.


The philosophical part of the practice.
As important as the technical trainning, or even more important, because it changes the human being
At the end of each class, Sensei and the Coordinators pass on the Samurai Code of Conduct teachings applied in the modern everyday life.


SENSEI JORGE KISHIKAWA`s book was republished this year in 2 volumes. In the book, more than 300 sayings teaching us the basics of the Samurai philosophy and the KIR Method that guides the Niten Institute classes and the everyday relation between the students.


Often used as reference im the Niten Institute, the Hagakure can be translated as “hidden leaves” ou “hidden by the leaves” – and is a compilation of samurai philosophy teachinga published in Setember 10th 1716, in the Nabeshima Clan House, the same region from where Sensei Jorge Kishikawa`s family and ancestors comes from.


The Kobudo arts in Niten, originated in the Samurais, offer self defence techniques that were helpful and often used in the Japan feudal battlefields.
The GoshinJutsu can be practiced in every class.





Regional events in the Location´s Programming section


To understand my excitement over Sensei's visit to the United States, some background is needed. My training in the way of the sword began during a study-abroad to Osaka, Japan, but even before that, I was interested in the two-sword techniques of Miyamoto Musashi. So, years later, when I discovered a branch of the Niten Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I strove to become a diligent student of Kenjutsu Combat. 

Over my year of training at the Abasto and Recoleta schools, my colleagues would often describe their experiences training with Sensei in Brazil. So when Sensei came to visit Buenos Aires for a gashuku (a special intense training session), I leapt at the opportunity to attend. The gashuku was everything I had hoped: informative, fun, and energizing, but its ending was bittersweet. I was planning my move back to the U.S. shortly after the gashuku and wondered if I would ever have the chance to train with Sensei again.

With this in mind, it is easy to understand my excitement to hear that Sensei was planning to hold a gashuku in Miami, the first of its kind in the U.S. This was the beginning for Niten in a new country, my country, and a chance to introduce others to a culture and mentality that I respect so much. I cannot thank Sensei enough for the opportunity to assist him in this effort and look forward to helping grow the Niten Institute in America.  

Thomas Spanos 
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