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Come join our school, once a month, to get an introduction to Japanese swordsmanship. This is an open class to learn basic techniques: how to handle the sword, a proper swing, and general introduction to the traditional manner the sword is studied in Japan.

Upcoming events (4+)

Swords in the Park! Sparring Classes.

Needs a location

$10.00

This is an ongoing class to teach sparring. Join a bunch of folks and swing a sword outdoors. It's fun! Beginners and experienced welcome.

You will learn stances, footwork, blocks and strikes. Then try it out with other people! Totally safe, with a huge focus on control and technique, plus it's a great workout. Build on previous lessons. Come for one day or come for a bunch.

Location: ​
John D. Morgan Park
540 W Rincon Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

All you need to bring are loose fitting clothes and good shoes. Padded swords will be used for actual sparring, and wooden ones for learning technique. You can buy a wooden sword for $35, or borrow one (while supplies last).

This event is part of the Seibu Ryu School of Japanese Sword that teaches traditional Japanese sword arts.
Learn more at www.seiburyusanjose.com

Monthly Social: Movie Night - Kikujiro

Needs a location

$5.00

This is part of Seibu Ryu's monthly movie night, held in our very large training space, where we project the movie onto a big ol' wall. Every month, we focus on Japanese or sword films.

This month: Kikujiro

Starring: Takeshi Kitano
Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Year: 1999
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Genre: Comedy

Bring food! Bring something comfy to sit on!

ALSO, if you come early (8pm) you will catch our students during our cutting class.

Perks:

  • Watch it on a projector screen
  • Talk to Japan geeks
  • Lots of space (we have a 2,000 sq.ft. room)

For better pics of the space, or who we are:
SAN JOSE 正武流 - Home (seiburyusanjose.com)

Movie Description: Kikujiro. This is a road trip movie about a boy journeying to find his mother, chaperoned by an irresponsible, unemployed, deadbeat neighbor. The unlikely pair move from one comic situation to another, in slap-stick fashion, desperate to continue their journey when they are totally broke. It is touching, poignant, and well worth watching.

The film stars Takeshi Kitano, well known for a number of acclaimed films (including Sonatine, Zatoichi and Battle Royale) and as a very successful comedian in Japan.

It was also scored by the great Joe Hisaishi (famous for writing the music to every Studio Ghibli film, including Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro).

Swords in the Park! Sparring Classes.

Needs a location

$10.00

This is an ongoing class to teach sparring. Join a bunch of folks and swing a sword outdoors. It's fun! Beginners and experienced welcome.

You will learn stances, footwork, blocks and strikes. Then try it out with other people! Totally safe, with a huge focus on control and technique, plus it's a great workout. Build on previous lessons. Come for one day or come for a bunch.

Location: ​
John D. Morgan Park
540 W Rincon Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

All you need to bring are loose fitting clothes and good shoes. Padded swords will be used for actual sparring, and wooden ones for learning technique. You can buy a wooden sword for $35, or borrow one (while supplies last).

This event is part of the Seibu Ryu School of Japanese Sword that teaches traditional Japanese sword arts.
Learn more at www.seiburyusanjose.com

Swords in the Park! Sparring Classes.

Needs a location

$10.00

This is an ongoing class to teach sparring. Join a bunch of folks and swing a sword outdoors. It's fun! Beginners and experienced welcome.

You will learn stances, footwork, blocks and strikes. Then try it out with other people! Totally safe, with a huge focus on control and technique, plus it's a great workout. Build on previous lessons. Come for one day or come for a bunch.

Location: ​
John D. Morgan Park
540 W Rincon Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

All you need to bring are loose fitting clothes and good shoes. Padded swords will be used for actual sparring, and wooden ones for learning technique. You can buy a wooden sword for $35, or borrow one (while supplies last).

This event is part of the Seibu Ryu School of Japanese Sword that teaches traditional Japanese sword arts.
Learn more at www.seiburyusanjose.com

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Swords! In the Park

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