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Visitting the Dojo* of Tenshinryu, you encouter SAMURAI.
You will be thrilled by this Japanese authentic History.
This is not just entertainment.

The only place you can see and try Tenshinryu with Real Tenshinryu samurai is here.

*Dojo(道場、dōjō): Place of training and learing especially for Japanese martial arts.


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CONCEPT

As Place to Visit and have Experience
Open as Dojo at noon to encounter Japanese “Real”Samurai Tenshin-ryu. The place open as Izakaya at night.

Exterior Design
Hatago: A house where travelers lodge and meals are offered to the travelers in the Edo period.

  • WHAT IS TENSHINRYU?

    "Tenshinryu (天心流)" was born in the Edo era Kan'ei (寛永).
    Yahei Tokizawa (時沢弥兵衛) is the founder of Tenshinryu.
    Tenshinryu derived from the corps of shadow to protect the Tokugawa shogunate (徳川幕府) which is called "Shilin Dan (士林の団, the population of samurai)".
    They served Munenori Yagyu (柳生宗矩). Munenori Yagyu has devised a lot of "Kata (勢法, techniques)".
    Tenshinryu originated from "Shinkage ryu (新陰流)".
    Yahei integrated the techniques of Shinkage ryu and techniques created by Munenori into Tenshinryu.v Tenshinryu is handed down as a sword of samurai to serve to the castle which was called "Joshi no Ken (城士の剣)".

    Tenshinryu is a school of "Hyoho (兵法), comprehensive martial arts". It comprises of the following arts;

  • Types of martial arts

    ● Kenjutsu (剣術): The art of the sword
    ● Battojutsu (抜刀術): The art of drawing the sword
    ● Sojutsu (槍術): The art of spear
    ● Jumonjiyarijutsu (十文字槍術): The art of cross-shaped spear
    ● Naginatajutsu (薙刀術): The art of glaive
    ● Kusarigamajutsu (鎖鎌術): The art of chain sickle
    ● Tesajyutu (鉄鎖術): The art of chain
    ● Yawara (柔): The art of unarmed grappling

    Characteristic

    Tenshinryu has the technique used inside castle which is called "Denchu Toho Saya no Uchi (殿中刀法鞘之中)".
    In addition, we study not only the form of "Uchigatana (打刀)" but also those of "Tachi (太刀)" as "Koden (古伝), old style". In accordance with the lifestyle of samurai, we always wear "Wakizashi (脇差) in training.
    Tenshinryu teaches modern people knowledge of tactics and rich techniques which are needed in various situations such as "lying down, waking up, sitting, standing, walking and running".
    It's an extraordinary piece of martial art!

    MENU

  • Reproduction of History

    How was the technique of Tenshinryu used in the Edo period?
    Here we infer from the tradition Shirindan's activity using Tenshinryu, reproduce it, show you the techniques and activities in the story.

  • Demonstration of Technic

    Demonstration of the characteristic technique of Tenshinryu.
    Japanese traditional martial arts learn the operating procedure based on a specific situation, mainly called "KATA".
    KATA is not just a follow-up to the procedure.
    It is "a mortal combat" itself.
    A functional beauty is there.

  • Batto Experience

    BATTO is a technic that drawing swords(Katana).
    Applicants can easily experience batto from basics to applications.

  • Shuriken Experience

    Shuriken has the same image as a Ninja's weapon.
    However, Originally Shuriken was widely learned by Samurai.
    The applicant will experience Shuriken technique transmitted to Tenshinryu.

  • Tameshigiri

    Tameshigiri(Trial cutting) is to do the performance of the Katana and learn control. Here we will show off Tameshigiri with KATANA(Real Japanese sword).

  • Appreciation of KATANA

    There is also a method of manners for appreciating KATANA.
    Explain the appreciation law and learn how to care for KATANA.
    We will use imitation swords to everyone for safety.

TENSHINRYU SAMURAI

Full name:MASAKUMO Kuwami (鍬海 政雲)
Birthday: October 1978 Bio: Started learning martial arts from childhood, and graduated from a martial arts vocational school.
After that, with guidance from martial arts, he studied kobujutsu (old martial arts) by himself. Later when became brother-in-arms with Ryusetsu Ide, he was introduced to Tenshinryu’s Ninth Grandmaster Tenshin Nakamura.
As a strong request for the next generation, he joined Tenshinryu.
He became daihan (assistant instructor) after about a year, and was granted the successor position after three years.
Afterwards, since Master Nakamura was burdened with his age, within four years Master Kuwami succeeded his Master’s way and became the Tenth Grandmaster.
From then on he dedicated to reserve and spread kobujutsu - part of Japan’s traditional culture - as a world-class culture.

Favourite skill: Matata-nuki (瞬抜) Specialty: All genre
Favourite weapon: Everything

Full name: DOFU Takizawa (滝沢 洞風)
Birthday: 17th November 1991
Bio: Studied sword, bow, shuriken, etc. by himself from childhood.
He studied Iaido at university with good results. After an encounter with Master Tenshin Nakamura at an antique market, he was invited to join Tenshinryu.
Now, having acquired Hatsu Yurushi rank on the Menkyo system, as well as daihan title, he teaches underclassmen and participates as an active public face of Tenshinryu.
Having high-speed techniques despite his petit body frame attracts the attention from not only Japanese people but also those around the world.

Favourite skill: Ugikumo (浮雲), Nawate-Dachi (畷太刀)
Specialty genre: Batto (drawing the sword), kenjutsu (sword techniques)
Favourite weapon: Sword, Kusari-gama (chain-sickle), shuriken

Full name: RYUSETSU Ide (井手 柳雪)
Birthday: 5th February 1983
Bio: Along with attending university, he was passionate about martial arts and searched for one to join.
After an accidental meeting with Master Tenshin, he was fascinated by his greatness and was determined to join, but at that time it was so long before any newcomers were accepted, and he was declined.
However, Master Tenshin acknowledged his strong resolve, and after half a year he was allowed entrance, which marks the first time in ten years Tenshinryu had ever recruit anyone.
Now he is Tenshinryu’s daihan.
He excels at languages, and is the main instructor for overseas.
His rank on the Menkyo system is Mokuroku.

Favourite skill: Daruma-nuki (達磨抜), Kodachi-Kiridome (小太刀切留)
Specialty: Traditions and legends
Favourite weapon: Kodachi (short sword)

Full name: GYOAN Kanou (狩野 行庵)
Birthday: 25th February 1944
Bio: After retirement, he wished to study the sword due to interest from childhood, and came slamming on Tenshinryu’s gate.
With his dedication driven by age and experience, he was assigned as the chairman of Tenshinryu Organization.
He also exerts great resourcefulness with SAMURAI DOJO

Favourite skill: Korantou (虎乱刀), Tsukikage (月影), Sode-gaeshi (袖返し)
Specialty:
Favourite weapon: swords

Full name: SHINROKU (真肋) Birthday: 22nd October 1982
Bio: Acupuncturist
To further understand the unity of mind and body, he studies Tenshinryu through Taichi.
He performs Seitai (manipulative therapy) techniques using the workings of the body in Oriental medicine and old martial arts.
Rather than competing with the opponent for superiority, he aims for Bushido with peace and harmony in mind.
Applying Munemori’s life-saving sword in modern times, he works on activities to spread the bond between people.

Favourite skill: Juuji-Ken (十字剣)
Specialty: Unarmed combat
Favourite weapon: Bamboo sword

Full name: MUGETSU Takei (武井 霧月)
Birthday: 9th August 1977
Bio: Fascinated with old martial arts since childhood.
At 21 when he went to watch Tenshinryu’s practice at the dojo, he happened to meet Master Tenshin, and was granted special entry.
It was the time when Tenshinryu did not have many students, he was supported by Master Tenshin, proceeded to daihan, and became shihan (instructor).

Favourite skill: Tachi-gae (太刀返)
Specialty: Kodachi (小太刀)
Favourite weapon: Naginata (Japanese halberd)

Full name: KAGETATSU Saito (齋藤 影龍)
Birthday: 10th May 1968
Bio: Started learning kendo from childhood.
While he was a student he performed as the taishou (lit. ‘general’, someone who fights the last match in kendo’s team competition) and left very good records in his new school. However, after he graduated, an accident caused him to have his knee ligament severed, and thus he retired from martial arts.
As time passed, until a turning point in life at which he aimed to find another way with martial arts, he came across and was charmed by Tenshinryu Hyoho, and eventually came knocking on the gate.
He opened Setagaya Branch for his own training, contributing greatly to teaching younger students, and became the second student generation’s president.

Favourite skill: Gyakugesa-gaeshi (逆袈裟返), Shakuri-nuki (しゃくり抜)
Specialty: Tachiai-Battojutsu (立合抜刀術), Kenjutsu (剣術)
Favourite weapon: Swords

Full Name: JINGETSU Ogawa (小川 迅月)
Birthday: 4th June 1998
Bio: With a base on bushi’s nihonzashi (techniques using both long and short swords), and using Japan’s traditional sitting culture, he was charmed by zahou (techniques in sitting position) and joined at 18 years old.
Thanks to a body well-trained with sports, and the determination while practicing, he was able to grasp an detailed understandings despite his young age, and he is highly-regarded in the new practitioner’s generation.

Favourite skill: Nijinokakebashi (虹の架け橋)
Specialty: Tachiai (立合)
Favourite weapon: Long sword

Full name: SOKEN Takagi (高木 壮軒)
Birthday 11th August 1980
Bio: When in high school, he studied karate, Jukendo (bayonet techniques), Kali, Krav Maga, Hoiku-Shintoryu, Taekwondo, MMA, etc., but due to a leg injury he had to give up on being an athlete.
During his lost moments, he encountered Tenshinryu, the fine techniques of Master Tenshin and the character of Master Kuwami impressed him and he decided to join.
This time, despite his shortcomings, in SAMURAI DOJO he can be among people who share the same path and worry, and will continue to wield the sword.

Favourite skill: Kan’non-biraki In (観音開き 陰)
Specialty: Duel-wielding swords
Favourite weapon: Kodachi (short sword)

Full name: GAKUDO Kumakura (熊倉 岳洞)
Birthday: 1st November 1993
Bio: While looking for a new wind in his life, he joined Tenshinryu.

Life is an endless road, but if there is a destination where one can dedicate his whole life for, then that destination is Tenshinryu. It was such thoughts that drove him to learn the sword with earnest.

With great leadership, and naiveté and draws others in, such qualities makes it greatly fascinating for young people.

Against the past, to anywhere

Favourite skill: Omokage (面陰), Nukidome (抜留)
Specialty: Batto
Favourite weapon: Sword, spear

Full name: SENGAI Suzuki (鈴木 仙崖)
Birthday: 22nd September 1993
Bio: Though he was practicing other martial arts, he wished to learn even more about arts using one’s body, and wanted to learn old martial arts.
As he came across Tenshinryu, he was charmed by its profoundness and the greatness of its tradition, thus decided to join.
As the leader of Keio University Tenshinryu-Keikokai, he teaches younger people of the techniques, person by person.

Favourite skill: Juppo (十方), Kanegiri (矩切)
Specialty: Tachiai-batto (立合抜刀)
Favourite weapon: Cross spear

Full name: MUKYO Sahoda (佐保田 無鏡)
Birthday: 7th October 1982

Bio: A master of tea ceremony and a military man.
He planned to study old martial arts along with Daihan Ide while he was a student, but due to personal circumstances he only joined after getting a job.
For five years, due to a long-term job assignment, travelling to practice was difficult, but he was devoted to training despite all odds.
He is a very cultural person who studied tea ceremony during teenage years and was granted both a Martial arts title and a Tea name.

Favourite skill: Daruma-tachi (達磨太刀)
Specialty: Zahou (坐法)
Favourite weapon: Jintachi (陣太刀)

    PROGRAMS

  • Path of the Samurai
    【in English】

    【information】
    It is a program to view and experience experiences.

    【make a reservation】 https://tenshinryu.peatix.com/group/73106/view

    【MENU】
    ●OPNING ENBU
    ●WHAT IS SAMURAI?
    ●SAMURAI LIFESTYLE
    Ask the samurai 's way of life in the house. And I will introduce the technique in such a place.
    ●EXPERIENCE SAMURAI
    BATTO-You learn simple drawing sword technique.
    SYURIKEN-Shuriken is not just a ninja's weapon.
    appreciating Japanese swords a method(Using imitation)
    ●TAMESHIGIRI ●SECRET TECHNIQUE
    ●ENDING

    ※Experience is selective.There is also a limit on the number of people.
    ※Commentary is in English.

    【day of the week】
    SUNDAY(In Englishbr)

    【time-table】
    13:00 - 14:30

    【TICKET】
    5,000 JPY

    【The number of seats】
    15

  • Path of the Samurai
    【in Japanese】

    【information】
    武士の文化と、およそ四百年もの歴史を持つ古武術 天心流兵法の教えと技法の解説を、見て、体験し、体感する、ショースペースです。

    【make a reservation】 https://tenshinryu.peatix.com/view

    【MENU】
    ●オープニング
    ●演武
    ●武士とは何か?
    ●武士の生活
    ●侍体験
     抜刀体験
     手裏剣体験
     刀剣鑑賞の方法(模造刀にて)
    ●秘太刀の部
    ●エンディング

    ※Experience is selective.There is also a limit on the number of people.
    ※Commentary is in English.

    【day of the week】
    SATURDAY(In Japanese)

    【time-table】
    13:00 - 14:30

    【TICKET】
    5,000 JPY

    【The number of seats】
    15

PROFILE

  • TENSHINRYU SAMURAI DOJO

    Address
    20-1, Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0044, Japan
    Access
    9-minute walk from Shibuya Station. 3-minute walk from Shinsen Station.