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Taisoken (meaning ‘exercise sword’) is a new form of ‘warrior fitness’ - fitness training based on the traditional Japanese sword movements.

It has been formulated to help sculpt and work your whole body, strengthening your core and empowering the mind. Taisoken Sword fitness training is Cardiovascular and is suited to all levels of fitness.

Taisoken Sword Fitness has been developed and is led by Jeff Humm, who has been studying studying the use of the Japanese sword for over 35 years together with other traditional martial arts. He holds a Masters degree in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts and a 7th Dan in Japanese fencing (Kendo). In addition to being an International & National teacher for over 20 years in some of these Arts, recently he has used his considerable knowledge to develop a programme of physical training forms that would bring elements of classical sword training to a wider fitness aware public who are looking for more than just a gym workout.

Taisoken classes take place on most Sunday mornings and some Friday evenings from 2016 they are for ladies only.

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Ladies Sword Fitness

Somers Town Community Sports Centre

Get lean. Shred fat. Have fun. Taisoken Sword Fitness classes are formulated to sculpt your whole body, build lean muscle and focus the mind. Based on traditional Japanese sword movements (‘Taisoken’ literally means ‘exercise sword’ in Japanese) the class blends cardio and light weight resistance training to burn fat and build long lean muscles. We make use of traditional Japanese training swords (called ‘Bokken’) to tone our arms and strengthen our cores. No prior training or martial arts experience is required, the class is completely non-contact and suited to all levels of fitness. Come and join us every second Sunday (and occasional Fridays) for a strong work out - most weeks be pop to the local pub/café for a quick coffee or cake (and let’s be honest, sometimes both!) Meetup Cost: £10 Please bring the payment with you on the day and pay directly to Taisoken. Classes are for ladies only Back ground Info: Taisoken Sword Fitness has been developed and is led by Jeff Humm, who has been studying studying the use of the Japanese sword for over 35 years together with other traditional martial arts. He holds a Masters degree in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts and a 7th Dan in Japanese fencing (Kendo). The movements are authentic cutting actions, some dating back more than 3 hundred years when your life depend on how well you wield the Sword. By taking authentic Japanese sword movements of attack and defence, these actions have been formulated into practice routines which work and sculpt the full range of the body’s muscles. Additionally the routines require participates to focus and visualise their actions leading them to seeking perfection in application which in turn empowers the mind and develops greater body and mind equilibrium. The Japanese sword is sharp and slender, renowned and admired across the world for its beauty and image; those that can weld it effec tively are held in great esteem and revered. They are resilient and tranquil, with poise and grace they move without effort, mind, body and sword as one. Please bring the payment with you on the day and pay directly to Taisoken. Please Note: At the first class you attend you will be requested to read and sign an acceptance to practice form before you start. You can find this form by going to the banner and clicking on 'More' the drop drop will appear then click Files.

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Ladies Sword Fitness

Somers Town Community Sports Centre

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