Three or Five Japanese Sword-Fighting Classes or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at New York Budokai (Up to 56% Off)

New York Budokai

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In a Nutshell

Study iaido, "the art of drawing the sword," with teachings that evolved from samurai; students use unsharpened metal swords

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice preferred. Must be 15 or older. Must sign waiver. Clients under 18 must have parent or guardian must sign waiver. Consultation required, non-candidates will be refunded. All classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $35 for three introductory Japanese sword-fighting classes (a $75 value)
  • $55 for five introductory Japanese sword-fighting classes (a $125 value)
  • $199 for three months of unlimited Japanese sword-fighting classes (a $400 value)

New York Budokai

The skilled and experienced instructors at New York Budokai instruct their pupils in iaido—the art of drawing the sword—which evolved from the warrior class known as the samurai. The dojo was founded in 1963 by sensei Yoshiteru Otani, a highly skilled iaido practitioner from samurai lineage. One of his early students was Phil Ortiz, who is now the head instructor at New York Budokai and holds a seventh degree black belt in muso shinden ryu and a sixth degree black belt in ryushin shouchi-ryu. The curriculum focuses on Ryushin Shouchi-ryu, one of the seven distinct schools of iaido. The basic principles of the classes, which are the ryushin shouchi-ryu discipline, rest on a combination of controlled, precise movements that involve drawing, striking, and replacing the sword.

Customer Reviews

The instructors and students at NY Budokai are terrific. Everyone has been friendly and generous with sharing their knowledge of the art. I would recommend this group to anyone who is interested in studying this martial art!
Michael M. · December 6, 2013
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    New York Budokai

    520 8th Ave

    16th Floor

    New York, NY 10018

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