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por Niten - US/ - 26-Jan-2017

First time in the USA:
The art of the samurai sword like you have never seen before! A workshop with the greatest master of this martial art: Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, who will demonstrate live some of the various techniques and strategies of the samurai. Make sure to come by and try it out! It will be a lifetime opportunity!

Date: February 6th, 2017 in Miami Florida.
Hour: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Cagni Gymnasium - 791 NE 135th Street - North Miami, FL
Registration: Please confirm your assitance by email: [email protected]
No-charge ou complimentary

Kenjutsu is the name given to the techniques developed by notorious samurai and that are practiced in Japan in the form of katas (pre-defined movements that simulate combat using a wooden sword).

Kendo is the sport created by simplifying Kenjutsu techniques into 4 basic strokes and one kamae (posture/stance), using a modern Bogu (armor) and Shinai (bamboo sword).

Kenjutsu Combat, created by Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, is the application of ancient Kenjutsu techniques in combat with modern Bogu and Shinai, making it possible to do a sparring training but not limited to Kendo strikes. There are other weapons such as Kodachi (similar to shinai, but smaller), two swords and Naginata (halberd pole).

Sensei Jorge Kishikawa:
- Born in Brazil, son of Japanese immigrants, Sensei Jorge Kishikawa started training Kendo at the age of 5;
- First Brazilian to achive the 7th Dan Kiyoshi in Kendo by a board of Japanese Sensei;
- Won 15 Brazilian Kendo Championships until the age of 35, when he ceased to take part in tournaments, and was twice 2nd place in World Kendo Championships, the best place ever achieved by a Brazilian;
- In his career made more than 70 shugyo (special intensive training) in Japan to learn more about Kendo and Kenjutsu from the best Japanese masters, and continues to do so;
- Menkyo Kaiden (highest graduation and considered to know all the secrets of the techniques) in more than one Kenjutsu School, including Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu, one of the most famous and old Kenjutsu Schools founded by Miyamoto Musashi, considered by many the best Samurai of all time;
- Other Kenjutsu Schools that Sensei Jorge Kishikawa has mastered and is authorized to teach include:
* Katori Shinto Ryu
* Suio Ryu
* Shindo Muso Ryu
* Kasumi Shinto Ryu
* Sekiguchi Ryu
- Some of these Schools not only have sword techniques but also other weapons that Sensei Jorge Kishikawa has also mastered, some of which he has also adapted to combat with Bogu, such as:
* Kodachi (Small sword)
* Nito (Two Swords together)
* Naguinata jutsu (halberd pole)
* Yari (Spear)
* Kusari-gama jutsu(a scythe or sickle with a chain attached and a iron weight at other end)
* Jo jutsu (fighting techniques with a Staff)
* Bo jutsu (fighting techniques with Long Rod)
* Tanjo jutsu (fighting techniques with a Cane)
* Jitte jutsu (a fork used to disarm enemies with swords)
* Iai jutsu (sword drawing techniques)
* Tameshigiri/Battou jutsu (cutting techniques)
- Jorge Kishikawa Sensei is also a Medical Physician and served in the Brazilian Army as a Doctor.

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