Where and when does the Shin-Gi-Tai Kenjutsu Club train?
The Shin-Gi-Tai Kenjutsu training classes are available
Every Friday between 8:30 - 10:030pm at:-
Grove Green Community Hall
District Centre Minor Centre
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What is Kenjutsu?
Kenjutsu is the term used to describe the practical application/techniques (Jutsu) of the sword (Ken).
Is Kenjutsu the same as Kendo?
No. Kendo (the Way of the Sword) is a modern Martial Sport where the participants use a bamboo swords to score points on an armoured opponent.
We don't wear armour, we don't use a bamboo sword (except for sparring practice) and we don't score points.
What do you study at Shin-Gi-Tai Kenjutsu?
The particular style of Kenjutsu practiced is a practical one, focussing on the care of the sword and its use as a weapon and the defences against it from an armed and unarmed perspective.
The syllabus includes:-
- Iai (Omori ryu Jikiden)
- Muto Dori Hiden
- Niten Tachi (Niten Ichi Ryu)
- Tameshigiri (practical cutting)
- Interactive Partner Drills
- Freestyle Attack and Defence with Shinai & Bokken
How do you structure the lessons at Shin-Gi-Tai Kenjutsu?
Beginners are introduced to the use, care and cleaning the Sword and how to handle one safely. The content of the lesson is structured to give the maximum benefit those taking part and not a set lesson structure.
Do I need to have my own Sword?
Not to start with. The training is carried out with club weapons. As you progress you may wish to buy your own sword for training and a live blade for practice cutting.
Members can purchase swords though the club if they wish but there is no need to rush into it. It is vital that good quality swords are purchased and any weapon used in class must be approved by sensei to reduce the risk of accidents.
Am I likely to suffer injury from the Swords?
No, we are very careful with weapons and live blades are never used against other students. All contact training is done with wooden weapons.
Most of the training is done with an Iaito or 'training blade', wooden bokken or bamboo shinai which are all relatively safe.
Senior students may use a 'shinken' or live blade in certain exercises in the class. They are responsible for the safety and welfare of themselves and everyone nearby. A responsibility they take very seriously.
Come along and give us a try...
So if you are male or female, young or old, an experienced martial artist or new to the idea, or just fancy doing something different and hopefully interesting come along and learn to master the Spirit of the Sword in a very friendly and supportive local club that has been in the Maidstone area since 2002.
If you have any question click here to email us or click here to visit the main Shin-Gi-Tai Karate club website
Thanks for visiting the Shin-Gi-Tai Kenjutsu website and we hope to see you soon.
Renshi Malcolm Bates
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