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At the Aki Kaze Dojo we provide training in one of the world's oldest and
most effective martial arts, commonly referred to as Kobudo, or classical
Japanese martial arts. The training practiced at our dojo focuses on
developing the vital foundations of a good martial artist: physical fitness,
mental acuity, spiritual toughness, and an understanding of one's abilities.
Who is Kobudo Good For?
Unlike many martial arts that rely mostly on physical strength and speed,
Kobudo focuses equally on the understanding and importance of timing,
distance, strategy, as well as physical and mental conditioning. Kobudo can
be effectively practiced by the largest man as well as by the smallest woman
and is as relevant and effective today as it was centuries ago.
We train in several ryu-ha (schools) of Kobudo, including several Samurai and
Ninjutsu martial traditions. This is not a "sport" art. We do not participate in
tournaments or other competitive activities. We train to prepare ourselves for
real-world conflicts of all kinds, with the intent of improving ourselves and
the world around us.
Japanese martial arts are traditionally taught in ryu-ha that are organized by
the type of combat they include. The Aki Kaze dojo trains in several different
Koto Ryu Koppojutsu - Bone breaking/striking techniques
Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu - Soft tissue striking techniques
Kukishin Ryu Happo bikenjutsu - Striking, throwing, and weapon techniques
Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu/Jutaijutsu - Striking and grappling techniques
Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu - Grappling techniques
Asayama Ichiden Ryu Taijutsu - Restraining and grappling techniques
Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu - Stealth, strategy, and combat techniques
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