Martial arts that have been well known in Japan since ancient times include judo, kendo, karate, kyudo, sumo, aikido, shorinji kempo, naginata halberds, and jukendo.They can be experienced at many places across Japan.
Budo refines your personality, enhances your morality, and respects civility. It is characterized by its ability to nurture the spirit in addition to martial techniques, and it is highly esteemed abroad as well.
Together with the martial arts experience, you can enjoy sightseeing in the surrounding area. Through visiting picturesque spots and cultural and historical places, you can gain an increased sense of Japan.
Karate has been developed over centuries as a unique marital art fusing the traditional Okinawan art of te with Chinese marital arts, etc. (*There are various theories.) It later spread around the world, and today there are more than 130 million karate aficionados worldwide.
The four main schools of contemporary Okinawa Karate are Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, and classical martial arts using weapons such as poles, nunchakus, and sai. Many travelers from around the world take part in the wide range of training programs available, including not only regular evening training in the dojo but also morning training and introductions to the four main schools of Okinawa Karate.
Budo respects the personality of others and values manners to nurture spiritually rich human beings. The kendo club and naginata club of Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences have contributed to continuing and developing the tradition and the spiritual culture for more than 50 years since their foundation. Moreover, the Sennan area of Osaka Prefecture, where the university is located, is an attractive area with a traditional festival and hot springs as well as history, culture, and industrial resources.
Enjoy the BUDO experience of pretending to be the fencer with other student fencers or participate in an advanced-level lesson, depending on your goal, under the guidance of specialized instructors while sightseeing the attractive Senshu area.
The sword and Zen is the theme. In an approximately 250-year-old samurai residence you can touch a real Japanese sword and experience Zen meditation
A popular option is the samurai experience of the three disciplines of kenjutsu (iai, gekken, tameshigiri) comprehensive course
Learn about the history and philosophy of judo, while experiencing falling and throwing techniques
Experience Japanese archery & Culture
Experience the skills and spirit of the samurai on this authentic kendo tour
Sumo wrestling demonstration, technique introduction, lectures and practice guidance by former sumo wrestlers.
Experience the world of a samurai in Murayama City,Yamagata, the birthplace of iaido
A program that conveys the culture and spirit of the samurai
Experience the thrill of sword fighting as a samurai
A spiritual journey to physical and mental training at the head temple of Shorinji Kempo, Shumon no Gyo(discipline of the sect)
Experience a traditional Japanese martial art in a dojo that has been in operation since the Edo Period
An authentic kyudo experience for young and old alike
A private sword lesson with a samurai descendant swordsmith, in kimono
Learn yabusame in Ibaraki, just two hours from central Tokyo
An easy kyudo experience for all, using small shihankyu bows
Karate lessons for tour groups in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate