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Kinkan Dojo

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts

The Kinkan Dojo is fantastic!!! The training is ideal for all ages and abilities and I cannot recommend it enough! After joining I got my little brother involved and he loves it just as much as I do. Having participated in many different martial arts over the years this definitely stands alone at the top of the list, the training structure and encouragement you receive at the Kinkan Dojo ensure this is a very rewarding way to spend your free time.

Laurence Brown, 6th Kyu

Genbukan Kinkan Dojo: London’s Premier Traditional Japanese Martial Arts Training Centre

The Dojo

Genbukan Training

There is something very special about being a part of a traditional martial arts lineage that dates back over 2000 years. The core of our martial arts training is the Amatsu Tatara of which Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei is the 58th Generation Grandmaster. This lineage contains both spiritual and martial wisdom.

 

All students at the Kinkan Dojo begin by learning the fundamentals of Jujutsu and Ninpo Taijutsu, and there is a syllabus for each system up to and beyond black belt level. The basics are the building blocks of any system and allow students to progress onto higher level techniques with good skill.

 

Classes begin with stretching and conditioning, and formal etiquette is maintained at all times. Once all students are warmed up sufficiently, students practise their relevant techniques with a training partner, the training corresponding to the student’s respective grade level. Awareness during training is strongly encouraged, so the students can practise in safety and develop their concentration and skill.

 

Who Can Train?

Training is available to both men and women from 14 years of age upwards. Training is conducted in a way that allows each student to believe in their ability and reach their potential, both inside and outside of the dojo.

 

Progression

Students work through levels which are called kyu grades. Beginners start at 9th kyu and work through the syllabus to 1st kyu. Within a kyu grade are a number of techniques to be learnt. Students must pass a test to progress to their next level. This test is performed in front of the instructor(s) and other students, and the testing student must perform the techniques to the required level of skill. Therefore, consistent practise both in and out of the dojo is the key to performing a good test.

The techniques demonstrated or described within this web site are to be used for legitimate purposes only, in appropriate self-defence situations. Do not depend on any video, audio or manual for your safety. Your safety depends upon you and your judgement. If you are a beginner seek the guidance of a qualified, experienced and competent instructor. This material is presented for educational purposes only. When you train in any martial art or self defence system you are consenting to participate and therefore there is an assumption of risk. Use this information at your own risk. If you misinterpret or misuse any of the techniques or concepts expressed in this web site somebody could be seriously injured or killed as a result. Therefore the information contained within the web site should only be used as a supplement to competent personal instruction, safe and diligent practice, personal evaluation and balanced with the moral and legal application of any technique or tactic.

 

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