Kenjutsu in London

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Nykout, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Hello
    Are there any good and legitimate Kenjutsu schools in or near London?
    Thanks
     
  2. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Does it have to be Kenjutsu? There's some very good HEMA sword clubs.
     
  3. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Yes, I am interested in Kenjutsu specifically (although there are many styles of it), but in case there is no legitimate school, I will choose HEMA.
     
  4. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    There's a dojo directory in the koryu section.
     
  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  8. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Thanks Deadpool
     
  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  10. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    That's quite alright mate!
     
  11. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Thanks again. I am a person with no experience according weapon training, so which of those 3 schools would you recommend the most?
     
  12. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

  13. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    It depends on what your aims and interests are.

    Steve D has an excellent reputation however.
     
  14. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Since I am a complete newbie in the area of weapon arts, could somebody please explain the styles and differences between all those 4 schools that have been linked?
     
  15. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    http://www.koryu.com/

    Koryu arts are quite different to regular MA training.

    Read the articles via the link, and see what you think.
     
  16. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    What in particular are you looking to study when you say kenjutsu, i.e. which aspects of learning the Japanese sword in particular interest you the most?
     
  17. Nykout

    Nykout Valued Member

    Do you know if any of these schools also incorporate sparring? In my opinion fighting, be it light or full contact, is required in every martial art, that includes sword fighting.
     
  18. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    I can't comment for all but you'd be better off asking Delaney Sensei about what he teaches. Like Dead Pool said koryu are a little different and you need to understand the place of kata practice, what it entails, and how it can relate to randori.

    Delaney Sensei can throw down, trust me, but koryu practice has many layers and weapons practice in particular has some nuances that need to be appreciated.
     
  19. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    A few years of kendo training sound right up your street.

    It's a good foundation for kenjutsu, plus its very randori heavy.
     
  20. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

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