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Oakville Kenjutsu (Montreal)

OAKVILLE KENJUTSU (MONTREAL) is a group dedicated to the study of the classical art of Japanese swordsmanship. In the tradition of many koryu arts, the focus of the training is on choreographed partnered practice, which teaches proper timing, distancing, form, and technique. Suitable for adults (18+) of all ages, Oakville Kenjutsu (Montreal) is one of …

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Schedule & Events

Apr
21
Sat
An Afternoon of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu with Sensei Tong @ Takahashi Dojo
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shinkage Ryu was originally created out of a fusion of Katori Shinto Ryu and Kage Ryu in the 16th century by a master swordsman named Kamiizuma Nobutsuna. He was responsible for creating a new style of kenjutsu, one in which the focus was “not from the needless taking of life, but from the true courage to avoid unnecessary conflict”. This was a very different approach in a time that focused on techniques to kill your opponent.

He was also responsible for creating a revolutionary new training tool- the Fukuro shinai, a bamboo sword covered by a leather sheath. This is the tool predominantly used within the school today.

Along his many travels he encountered a talented swordsman that became his disciple, Yagyu Munetoshi. He started the family line of what became known as Yagyu Shinkage Ryu and went on to have his son, Yagyu Munenori, become the official instructor of swordsmanship to the Tokugawa Shogunate.

In Yagyu Shinkage Ryu there is more attention to the philosophical, spiritual, and moral concepts in swordsmanship and a long history of influence from Zen Buddhism.

Today, Sensei Tong and his study group are the first and only official group to study this long practiced school in Canada.

Apr
23
Mon
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu – Mon @ La Puerta Negra - Unit 317
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu - Mon @ La Puerta Negra - Unit 317 | Montréal | Québec | Canada

This class runs on Monday evening at 8pm to 10pm. Please come 10-15 minutes earlier so that you are prepared. For new students, please wear comfortable and loose clothing. If you have a karate gi or dogi and hakama, feel free to wear that.

Additionally, make sure you BRING WATER!

Apr
25
Wed
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu – Wed @ La Puerta Negra – Unit 317 @ La Peurta Negra
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu – Wed @ La Puerta Negra – Unit 317 @ La Peurta Negra | Montréal | Québec | Canada

This class runs on Wednesday evening at 9pm to 11pm. Please come 10-15 minutes earlier so that you are prepared. For new students, please wear comfortable and loose clothing. If you have a karate gi or dogi and hakama, feel free to wear that.

Additionally, make sure you BRING WATER!

Apr
30
Mon
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu – Mon @ La Puerta Negra - Unit 317
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu - Mon @ La Puerta Negra - Unit 317 | Montréal | Québec | Canada

This class runs on Monday evening at 8pm to 10pm. Please come 10-15 minutes earlier so that you are prepared. For new students, please wear comfortable and loose clothing. If you have a karate gi or dogi and hakama, feel free to wear that.

Additionally, make sure you BRING WATER!

May
2
Wed
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu – Wed @ La Puerta Negra – Unit 317 @ La Peurta Negra
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu – Wed @ La Puerta Negra – Unit 317 @ La Peurta Negra | Montréal | Québec | Canada

This class runs on Wednesday evening at 9pm to 11pm. Please come 10-15 minutes earlier so that you are prepared. For new students, please wear comfortable and loose clothing. If you have a karate gi or dogi and hakama, feel free to wear that.

Additionally, make sure you BRING WATER!