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1647 Bonaventure Blvd
Weston, FL 33326
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Occasionally classes may be canceled.
Please always check the website


All classes are open to new students and those interested in watching.
Instructor: Takeshi Kamimura
Phone: +1 (954) 734-4586



US$ 40 (one time fee, due at the 3rd class)


Classes charged on single class or by multi-session packages

Single Session:

US$ 30


2 options for multi-session packages
10 Session Flex Package (non-consecutive): US$ 200
10 Session Fixed Package (consecutive): US$ 150


Waived for the first year


Beginners can train with T-shirt and sport pants (Judo pants, jogging pants, or similar).
The definitive uniform consists of the Institute´s custom Kimono and Hakama, and the basic practice swords are a standard bamboo shinai and a wooden bokken. Other equipment, such as combat armor (bogu) and additional weapons, can be acquired according to the progression of each student. For the combat armor, there is also the option of renting armor from the dojo. For details about equipment, uniform or rental availability, please ask the instructors of the Dojo.

Getting Started

Visit a training session:

Please feel welcome to visit a training session, as listed on the schedule above. There is no need to pre-register, all training sessions are open to interested observers.

Experimental Classes:

If you are interested in participating, but not sure about enrolling, you can take part in experimental lessons for your first two visits. We will provide the necessary equipment, and you won’t have to worry about enrollment and equipment fees unless you decide to continue. The ideal outfit for beginners is a dark T-shirt and breathable workout pants.


Adults of all ages, men and women can train. There are no specific prerequisites nor the need to previously have physical training or experience in martial arts. The training brings technical, physical and interior progress to all ages and stages of life.


Children from 12 years old can participate in all training sessions.


Sessions last an average of 2 hours. Training sessions are made up of various parts, warm-up, basics of strokes and techniques, sequence training and combat. Combat training is usually divided up into groups of beginners, intermediates, and graduates, while at other times the more experienced may work with and guide the most novice. How frequently one should train depends on the potential of each student. With training just once a week, it will be easy to to see technical progress, physical and health-related benefits, and the assimilation of the principles and values of the Bushido philosophy. A lower frequency of training is still valid, and can provide results for students with less availability.


During any visit to the Dojo, try to stay until the end of the session and participate in the Golden Moments, when the training is complemented with elements of Japanese culture and Bushido samurai philosophy.

KIR Method:

KIR is a training method aimed at the physical, mental and emotional development of the student, giving little emphasis to competitiveness and discouraging the use of force. With this positive energy, the student feels confident to fully develop their potential.

The Arts


The art of the samurai sword is still alive and can be practiced today, with the closest approximation of the experiences by which samurai lived for centuries. There are hundreds of stances and fighting techniques that are practiced during training sessions with the use of appropriate equipment for protection and safety.

Within Kenjutsu is practiced the Niten Ichi Ryu style, created by the samurai Miyamoto Musashi Sensei. The name of this style means “Two Skies as One,” alluding to the famous techniques of two swords, able to defeat the most skilled opponents with whom Musashi-Sensei crossed swords.
Welcome to the
Niten Institute
Florida Dojo

The practice in the USA started with the first Kenjutsu Combat workshop in North America, on February 6th 2017 with our Sensei Jorge Kishikawa.
Regular practices in Florida already began with weekly training classes at the Community Center in Weston-FL. Come and join us. Be Welcome.

Kenjutsu Combat, created by Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, is when you apply ancient Kenjutsu techniques into combat with a modern armor (Bogu) and using bamboo swords (Shinai).
Regular classes are currently offered once a week, but make sure to check our schedule constantly for special guests, events or occasional cancelations.

Come discover the way of the sword!

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Miami Dojo´s 1st anniversary

por Takeshi - 28-mai-2018


I wanted to take a moment to bring to you all, some very special moments I have lived over the last few weeks.

First the Samurai Day, which marks a very meaningful day for all of us traveling the same Bushido Way. A way that has transformed myself and many others following Sensei Jorge Kishikawa´s steps.

Second our Miami Dojo´s 1st anniversary with the official practices. Despite of our very short existence, a wonderful one year endeavor, crossing swords and lives, which you may not have perceived, but has pushed each one of us to a better self. I´m happy we could celebrate this one year awarding Juan Borrero as the Guardian of the Samurai Tradition in Weston.


Special reunion with Sensei and Colleagues

Juan Borrero receives the Guardian of the Samurai Tradition Certificate

Our Niten/Miami anniversary

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Training with Senpai Wenzel - Remain True and Humble

por Takeshi - 23-mar-2018

I am very grateful to Senpai Wenzel for taking the time to visit us and although short I feel we have learned so much with his visit. It is always a joy to welcome any of our Senpais and I continue to be amazed at their knowledge and wisdom. Senpai Wenzel´s visit had a very interesting energy, he was very relaxed and brought this energy into our practive. Senpai Wenzel showed us how there was no need to be tense all the time, he wielded his shinai with no effort.

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Morning Keiko with Senpai Wenzel

por Takeshi - 22-mar-2018

Warmest way to close the winter in Florida! Morning keiko

Training with Senpai Wenzel - the aura of those that came before us

por Takeshi - 20-mar-2018


My Name is Juan Borrero, I’m one of the members from the Niten Miami Unit/Squad. It is always a time of excitement to hear that Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, or one of our Sempai are coming to visit. The whole unit gets into this mode of training that it is difficult to represent into words. I simply summarize this as being within the aura of those that came before us.


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Niten´s Weston Kenjutsu Group!

por Takeshi - 17-mar-2018


por Niten - 31-jan-2018

Golden Moments - Sensei Jorge Kishikawa
The Bushido philosophy applied in our daily life.

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Have a good start to 2018 !

por Niten - 29-dez-2017

Weston Dojo Bonnenkai

por Takeshi - 27-dez-2017

Celebrating our first year in Weston!

Golden Moments - PRIORITY

por Niten - 02-nov-2017

Golden Moments - Sensei Jorge Kishikawa
The Bushido philosophy applied in our daily life.

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por Niten - 21-set-2017

the original samurai sword combat technique

For his second Workshop in the USA, Sensei Jorge Kishikawa will be accompanied by several graduates, and will introduce the whole syllabus of Niten Institute"s practice of Kenjutsu: the varied ancient techniques and their application in free sparring, the philosophy and the tradition that fascinates his more than 1000 students on different continents.

In teaching the samurai sword arts for more than 40 years, Sensei Jorge Kishikawa has brought together techniques from innumerable samurai styles and modernized their application to combat training. Among many technical achievements, Sensei Jorge Kisihkawa earned the highest rank in the Niten Ichi Ryu style (founded by Miyamoto Musashi during the first half of the 17th century) from grand master Gosho Motoharu.

The combination of his outstanding technical skills, with the philosophy and knowledge gained through 50 years of close interaction with Japanese masters generated a unique practice experience that has been passed to his students in the Niten Institute since 1993, and is now also available in the US at the first dojos in Florida and Colorado.

You are welcome to join us in this Workshop for a strong introduction to Kenjutsu Combat!

Kenjutsu is the name given to the techniques developed by renowned samurai, which are still practiced in Japan in the form of katas (pre-defined movements that simulate combat using a wooden sword).

Kendo is the sport created by simplifying Kenjutsu techniques into 4 basic strokes and one kamae (posture/stance), using a modern Bogu (armor) and Shinai (bamboo sword).

Kenjutsu Combat, created by Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, is the application of ancient Kenjutsu techniques in combat with modern Bogu and Shinai, making sparring training possible, without the limits of Kendo. This allows for the use of other weapons, such as Kodachi (shortsword), two swords, and Naginata (Japanese pole-arm).

Date: Sunday - October, 8th, 2017
Hour: 2 pm - 4 pm EST

1647 Bonaventure Blvd
Weston, FLORIDA 33326

Registration: 15 minutes before start
Charge: 50 USD
*Same location of regular classes at Saturdays
More Information: www.niten.org/miami

Sensei Jorge Kishikawa
- Born in Brazil, son of Japanese immigrants, Sensei Jorge Kishikawa started training Kendo at the age of 5;
- First Brazilian to achive the 7th Dan Kiyoshi in Kendo, after examination by a board of Japanese Sensei;
- Won 15 Brazilian Kendo Championships before the age of 35, when he ceased to take part in tournaments, and was twice 2nd place in World Kendo Championships;
- In his career made more than 70 shugyo (special intensive training) in Japan to learn more about Kendo and Kenjutsu from highest Japanese masters, and continues to do so;
- Menkyo Kaiden (highest graduation and considered to know all the secrets of the techniques) in more than one Kenjutsu School, including Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu, one of the most famous of the classical Kenjutsu Schools and founded by Miyamoto Musashi, considered by many the strongest Samurai of all time;
- Other Kenjutsu Schools that Sensei Jorge Kishikawa has mastered and is authorized to teach include:
* Katori Shinto Ryu
* Suio Ryu
* Shindo Muso Ryu
* Kasumi Shinto Ryu
* Sekiguchi Ryu
- Some of these Schools not only have sword techniques but also other weapons that Sensei Jorge Kishikawa has also mastered, some of which he has also adapted to combat with Bogu, such as:
* Kodachi (Small sword)
* Nito (Two Swords together)
* Naguinata jutsu (halberd)
* Yari (Spear)
* Kusari-gama jutsu(a scythe or sickle with a chain attached and a iron weight at other end)
* Jo jutsu (fighting techniques with a staff)
* Bo jutsu (fighting techniques with a long Staff)
* Tanjo jutsu (fighting techniques with a cane)
* Jitte jutsu (a pronged steel truncheon used to disarm enemies with swords)
* Iai jutsu (sword drawing techniques)
* Tameshigiri/Battou jutsu (cutting techniques)
- Jorge Kishikawa Sensei is also a Medical Physician and served in the Brazilian Army as a Doctor.

More details on the website: www.niten.org/miami




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