Thank you for visiting our webpage. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Tensho Dojo has suspended all training sessions. As we hire the Dance studio at the Curve, we will have to wait until this re-opens before making the decision to recommence training. We are monitoring the situation and will be considering any changes to the class that might be required once the Dojo reopens. If you are interested in joining us, please still make contact via the website or facebook. This will allow us to introduce ourselves and take contact details to get back to you as soon as the current situation allows.
Iaido – Each evening we focused on a small selection of techniques in detail throughout the evening. This allows us as students to identify what we need to do to improve upon our techniques and also have the time to put what we have learned into practice.
Some students also went through the etiquette required before and after grading.
Kenbu: we continued to practice both Waga Waka Mune No and Sengakuji.
Iaido – Senior students went through a selection of kneeling techniques of all levels. A small number of senior grade standing techniques were focused on – the physical actions necessary and the alertness required to make them effective.
Kenbu – Four of our members have been rehearsing for a kata called Waga Waka Mune No – a kata about a person’s resolve after their request for help is refused. A kata called Nihonto was also rehearsed – about the making of a samurai sword. Sensei Joe taught a kata called Sengakuji – about the Sengakuji temple and the shine to the 47 Ronin.
On Wednesday 15th January, we would like to invite you to an Open Evening, where we will take you through what we practice as a club.
We practice a traditional martial art called Arakimuninsai style Iaido which involves the use of a samurai sword.
We also practice two traditional Japanese styles of dance – one called Kenbu which involves dancing with a samurai sword and fan to Japanese music and poetry, and another called Shibu, like Kenbu but using a fan on its own.
These disciplines are ideal for people who would like to learn a martial art which involves the use of the samurai sword, or people with an avid interest in Japanese culture and history – especially samurai history!
Anyone over the age of 16 is very welcome as these disciplines are suitable for adults of all ages and experience. Just bring yourself and loose clothing. We will have the required equipment for the evening.
We can’t wait to see you there 👍👍👍
If you have any questions, just reply to this post or message us directly.
The 30th Tensho Dojo Summer Course ended this week. Like every Summer Course, it was a fun and rewarding experience!
We would like to thank our Headmaster for visiting us each year and providing us with the guidance and patience to enable us all to better ourselves and our technique. Each and every year we have been honoured by his presence.
We would also like to thank all our Instructors. They help our students prepare for the Summer Course throughout the year and organise the logistics of the Course so that it runs smoothly.
Here’s to another year preparing for the 31st Summer Course!
Our next training session will be the 28th of August. Why not come and join us?
We took delivery of our new club polo shirts this week. Available at £25 to members and supporters of our dojo, so we thought we’d model our new club shirts for you… what do you think of our shirts and our modelling skills?