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337 Merton Road, London, SW18 5JU.
Nearby Southfields Academy
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All classes are open to new students and those interested in watching.
Instructors: Alessandro Rabello and Tais Boeira
Phone: +44 07864 274252 (after 6 PM)



£ 40


Classes charged on single class, by monthly fee, or packages

Experimental class:


Single Session:

£ 30

Monthly Fee:

60 £ for 1 class/week


3, 6 and 12 month packages. For more information please come to a class.


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
London Dojo
of the Niten Institute

Niten Institute is arriving at London!

Through Niten Institute, our master Sensei Jorge Kishikawa has been teaching hundreds of students in all America and Portugal the ancient martial arts of the Samurai warriors for 25 years.

More then a way to strengthen the body, Kenjutsu is a way to keep mind, spirit and body in balance. At Niten London you will practice Kenjutsu Combat, created by our master Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, being able to apply several ancient techniques in combat using a bamboo sword (shinai) and a modern armor (bogu).

Therefore, we are excited to announce that we are starting regular classes at the Wimbledon Dojo once a week, on the 6th of October. The Dojo is at Aspire@Southfields, close to the Southfields Academy, King George’s Park and Wimbledon Park.

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Training in Wimbledon 2

por Otavio - 05-out-2018

Senpai, what I can say about the training… when I think on this Saturday training (29th of November 2018) I see a movie o my last 2 years in my mind.
Everything began when I got the opportunity to work in Europe, more precisely in the north of Portugal. This was a moment of joy. But one thing always was in my mind:
And about Niten? And the training?
In the beginning, I was going to settle in a city about 3 hours by train from Lisbon, the nearest Dojo. So was utterly possible to go there a couple of time each month to do the training. And besides, that Sensei already was said to me to open a dojo in the north of Portugal. I was just needing to find a way to conciliate my work travels with the dojo routine.
But life comes once more and change everything. Now I was heading to London UK. I already was living for about 10 months in Portugal and should move again. And again I was with the same questions in my mind:
And about Niten? And the training?
This time I already knew the answer. I should open one Niten unit in London. However, because I travel too much to work was hard finding a way to conciliate everything. But then, suddenly, browsing into Niten website I just notice the UK flag.



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Training in Wimbledon

por Tais - 01-out-2018

Golden Moments - PRACTICE

por Niten - 22-ago-2018

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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

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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Golden Moments - MELODY

por Niten - 29-ago-2017

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

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Golden Moments - BOLDNESS

por Niten - 11-ago-2017

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Kamae - Mojigamae

por Niten - 18-jul-2017

Entrenamiento Intensivo con Senpai Vaz

por Niten Chile - 14-jul-2017

Recebemos Senpai Vaz - Coordenador de Niten em Brasil.
Un profesor excepcional, con pocas palabras, mucho lenguaje corporal y firmeza en su instrucción.

"Éramos siete inscritos, el ser pocos sería un privilegio.
El entrenamiento comenzó con Niten Ichi Ryuno sabíamos si la barrera del idioma nos permitiría entender lo que Senpai Vaz nos diría, pero ¡ahí fue donde nos llegó el primer ipon! Senpai Vaz es un profesor excepcional, con pocas palabras, mucho lenguaje corporal y firmeza en su instrucción daba a entender conceptos tremendamente complejos. A medida que avanzaba la clase, nos enseñaba aún más conceptos, luces que no habíamos visto antes, claridad en aspectos donde antes no la había. Cuando ya llevábamos una hora y media no lo podíamos creer, pensábamos que quedaba mucho tiempo de katas.

Llegó el momento de Kenjutsu. Fue todo tan didáctico, el segundo men ipon de Senpai Vaz, el ser capaz de explicarnos estas cosas con pocas palabras y mucha energía, ayudándonos a entender que las palabras son secundarias en el kenjutsu, el entrenamiento es lo principal. Nuestro nivel de felicidad no había bajado en lo más mínimo, seguíamos siendo niños en la nieve, disfrutando al máximo de este privilegio.
Luego, comenzó el Keiko, todos pudimos combatir un buen tiempo contra Senpai Vaz, su kiai, energía y alegría se apoderaron del dojo. Movimientos con propósito, muy controlados, un gran guerrero, tercer men ipon.
Pude ver en la mirada de todos mis compañeros alegría e incredulidad, por todo lo aprendido, estábamos todos impresionados, teníamos altas expectativas con el entrenamiento, y fue tanto más de lo que esperábamos, que manera de aprender.

Arigato Gozaimashita Senpai Vaz, esperamos volver a verlo en Chile."

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Guilherme Caran - VitóriaA visita de Senpais a outras unidades é sempre uma grande oportunidade. O espírito se renova e nos impele para frente. (Continues)




  • 20 e 21 out - Sáb e Dom


    Nos 25 anos do Instituto Niten o 1º Mundial de Kenjutsu.
    O Mundial será realizado em São Paulo - Brasil

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