TRAIN
KENJUTSU
AT HOME
All classes in person at Instituto Niten are suspended due to Covid-19.
In order to spread the flame of the Sword, we created the page "KENJUTSU AT HOME FOR ALL".
On this page, everyone can find material to train at home and passages from Sensei Jorge Kishikawa`s Golden Moments.
Let`s keep the Body, Mind and Spirit energy moving!
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Kenjutsu at Home fo All

New and free content to keep the energy moving during the COVID-19 crisis!





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SEGUIMOS FIRMES!

por - Niten - 07-Apr-2020

Kenjutsu at Home

por - Niten - 27-Mar-2020



Following WHO guidelines, the Niten Institute`s Dojos are temporarily closed.
But we know that training is the best way to strengthen our body and spirit!
 
Moderate intensity exercises have a beneficial effect on the immune system, decreasing the risk of infections! So let`s maintain a training routine!
Even from home.
 
The Niten Institute is preparing video lessons for everyone that is interested in strengthen their spirit and body in this moment of COVID-19.
 
The training is simple and can be done at home with improvised materials. The lessons also include portions from Sensei Jorge Kishikawa`s Golden Moments.
 
Don`t let the energy stand still!
 
Welcome to your first class!
Gambate.

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YOUNG KIR - KENJUTSU AT HOME

por - Niten - 27-Mar-2020



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Children that are at home can easily do about thirty minutes of this first lesson.
 
We ask the parents to also take part on the exercises. You may also invite their siblings to the practice.
This will be a moment to exercise their energy and joyfulness and to practice the rei (reverence) and respect for others that the Japanese culture provides us, so always be affectionate and respect their pace. From the Dojo to your home.
 
We hope that this will be a pause to your “home office” that will bring energy for the times ahead.

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KENJUTSU AT HOME - Class 2 - DO UCHI

por - Niten - 27-Mar-2020

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Home Training Material

por - Niten - 27-Mar-2020

Training Material
The basic home training material is a wooden or bamboo sword, OR improvise it!
We`ll also use a KODACHI, a short sword, wooden or bamboo, 
very practical at that time because it requires less space!
 
One more time: who desn`t have a KODACHI, let`s improvise!
 
The most classic way to improvise a training sword is to cut a broomstick!
 
 
LONG SWORD
The normal adult long sword is approximately 1 meter long.
For people of smaller stature it can be less: 95cm, 90cm. For children it can be 80cm.
 
The size of the sword will also depend on the of the ceiling available for training!
 
If your ceiling is low (and you are tall ...?) You will need to make your sword shorter, 
so that it does not touch the ceiling, even when you do broad movements over the head.
Shorten as much as necessary. The conditions will not be ideal, and even with a shorter sword the central objective of the training can be achieved!
 
 
SHORT SWORD - A KODACHI
KODACHI is easier to improvise, it can even be used as a rolled-up magazine (which results in a good weight!)
You can saw a broomstick to make a KODACHI or indicated length between 40 cm and 65 cm, including the weight of the material and the of the practitioner.
 
 
HANDLE
The ideal grip of a sword is oval, to facilitate and stimulate the correct grip. This can be difficult to achieve by improvising from home. The broomstick is a little too thin, and quite plump. It still works!
 
 
WEIGHT
The weight of the broomstick is also a little too light. 
One solution is to make a heavier improvised sword after the first training session by joining two pieces of broomstick with tape, masking tape or silver tape.
 
If your hand is large, you can do the same to the grip. If it gets too uncomfortable, better use the simple, lightweight cable.
 
If you are not used to lifting weight, a lighter weight for your sword is indicated. 
Apply more weight only if you feel comfortable.

 
RESISTANCE
The resistance of a broomstick can be a little weak. 
Still, the movements in the air with a broomstick should not be enough to break it.
Take care not to hit any object.
Attention and common sense are always recommended!
 
 
WOOD WORKERS
Whoever has tools at home and knowledge of carpentry, can try to make a wooden sword (BOKUTO).
 As a raw material, you can even use a strip of bed frame.
One thing to keep in mind with wooden swords is that they are not too heavy (maximum 600 grams) and that the weight is not concentrated on the tip. 
The center of gravity should be closer to the grip than to the tip.
 
 
BARBERS AND SAFETY
Both with homemade swords, purchased BOKUTOS and broom handles, should always watch out for the possibility of splinters and cracks.
Especially with improvised BOKUTOS, never make moves towards a person. Something can go wrong and a part of the sword will break and be thrown forward.
Be careful with those who pass behind you, because when we pull the sword backwards we do not see who passes behind! This situation of hitting someone behind is potentially the most dangerous.
During practice should be no one behind you!
 
 





 
REMEMBER
Safety always comes first!

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INDIVIDUAL KENJUTSU CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS

por - Niten - 27-Mar-2020

Covid-19.
During COVID epidemic there is no training in person, but students continue training in their normal hours, from home, through our Virtual dojos.

If you are interested to be able to participate at the closed training and receive all the content sent to students, as Golden Moments, Sensei`s messagens and follow up directly with the senpais, we`ve create a path for this:

Fill out the FULL FORM (click here) and request an individual class. We will offer this free lesson to all interested. We will put you in direct contact with a veteran student from Niten and you will be able to arrange a time for a private training in a direct video call (Whatsapp or Facetime). It will be like an experimental class, only now everyone at home.

This individual class of the basic notions may be reviewed and corrected by ours professors and you can also learn a little more about how it is the training and the culture of the Dojo on Niten. At the end we will explain how we are working in this uncertain period, and how to become enrolled student and how to follow the closed training with the group!

Let us keep the energy moving!
Be Welcome to join us even more!




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Golden Moments - KI up to date

por - 29-Mar-2020




The Golden Moments are part of all training sessions at the Niten Institute.

Sensei Jorge Kishikawa
Instituto Niten Kendo-Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu and Jojutsu

The Bushido philosophy applied to life.

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