A sword demands the utmost respect from its wielder, lest it grow dull from constantly repeating, "That's Mister Sword to you." Keep your blade quiet with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $27.99 for three samurai-sword, kendo, or german longsword classes (a $75 value)
- $49.99 for five german longsword classes (a $125 value)
- $49.99 for five kendo classes (a $125 value)
- $119.99 for five samurai-sword classes with a take-home sword (a $283 value)
During samurai classes, students begin their training by learning the feel of a wooden practice sword, which is curved to imitate the blade of a traditional Japanese katana. Through rigid repetition of the basics, pupils advance to cutting with dulled metal blades and eventually sharpened brands, called shinken. Organized by experience, classes are open to both beginner- and intermediate-level swordfish and humans. Students who opt to take five samurai classes receive a take-home sword following the third lesson.
Those who choose longsword classes pick up skills in body coordination before they practice sparring and test cutting, and kendo students sport traditional uniforms and protective gear while learning to master the art’s signature bamboo sword. Children as young as eight are welcome to participate in the three-class option.
Sword Class NYC
Sword Class NYC instructor Raab Rashi has 10 years of experience as a student of the sword, using that knowledge to arm students with practice blades and the self-confidence, focus, and respect to wield them properly. During both group and private classes, Rashi teaches a martial-arts style known as Siljun Dobup, translated as "real sword training," which demands both mental and physical focus to draw the weapon from its scabbard and perform a smooth, swift cut. A test, held every two to four months, provides diligent pupils with the opportunity to advance in rank up to the maximum level of fourth dan, earning an official certificate and the ability to dice vegetables just by furrowing a brow. Additionally, Sword Class NYC has recently started offering youth sword classes once a week to students from 8–14 years old.