Tenshin Ryu Kenjutsu
The art of Kenjutsu is the quintessential martial art of Japan. Over 1,000 years of research, study, and refinement have been dedicated to this complex and esoteric art. Generations of swordsmen have devoted their lives to the exploration of every possible use of the Japanese sword. Not satisfied with mere variations in techniques, they also examine the strategy and philosophy of the sword in an endless quest for knowledge.
Tenshin-Ryū is the style of swordsmanship taught at Ohio Budōkan. We study the use of the long sword (Katana) and other samurai weapons. Training includes live-blade kata (solo forms), two-person practice with live blade and the bokken (wooden sword), and test cutting.
Kenjutsu is for those who seek the classical martial arts and are ready to pursue precise, dedicated, and deep training. Our style is often confused with Kendo, which is a form of sport fencing, and Iaido which is the art of sword drawing. Both are contained within the Tenshin-Ryû, and the student will experience them.
Prospective students must be at least 16 years of age. There are very specific uniform and equipment requirements.
Monday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Club dues are $50 per month, due the first week of each month. This fee will grant you access to two classes a week and special events held throughout the year. Payments are made on a monthly basis, due the first week of each month. There are no contracts, and the first class is free.
The Tenshin Ryu Kenjutsu class is led by licensed Instructor Brad Adams. Please feel free to contact Ohio Budokan, or Mr. Adams directly with any questions or concerns.