Samurai Training Schools

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Samurai Training Schools
Women and men can benefit from Samurai training. (Samurai warrior image by patrimonio designs from

The term Samurai brings to mind ancient warriors from feudal Japan covered head-to-toe in ornate armour. Today, people across the world still take part in Samurai training. Schools educate both beginners and those already skilled in martial arts. Although learning Kendo (sword fighting) doesn't have as much relevance today as in feudal Japan, it still teaches discipline and physical fitness. Plus, it's just a lot of fun hitting other people with big, wooden, training swords. When choosing a training program, consider the experience and qualifications of the instructor, who should have a strong background in martial arts.

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Poway Samurai Martial Arts

Poway Samurai Martial Arts school focuses on strategies of the Samurai and Ninja martial arts. It offers a group program for adults, a kids class for children ages 6 through 16, and a program called Little Ninjas for children ages 3 to 5. Adults can also take classes with their children to make training into a family activity. Feel free to sample all the classes for free including the Samurai Sword Training class. The instructor, Tony Whetstine, has 30 years of experience in martial arts and studied in Japan.

Poway Samurai Martial Arts

13160 Poway Road

Poway, CA 92064


Bujinkan New York Dojo

Masaaki Hatsumi is the founder and owner of Bujinkan New York Dojo, although he currently lives and teaches in Japan. He is a licensed teacher for Samurai training and is a master instructor. He is also the author of several books that focus on the traditions of the Ninja and the Samurai. All students are over 16 years old; teens under 18 must come with a parent or guardian. The school welcomes visits, but call before coming by to see if the program is a perfect fit.

Bujinkan New York Dojo

Joe Maurantonio

P.O. Box 146

Yonkers, NY 10710


Modern Samurai

Lou D'Agostino owns Modern Samurai school and is an instructor there. He is a licensed sword instructor with certifications in Shinkendo, Toyama-ryu, Batto-do and Taekwondo. All students including adults must go through pre-screening to be accepted. Classes offered are for beginners, intermediates, and brown and black belts. The program does not ever hold students to contracts with financial obligations. Signing up for an unlimited flat fee program is the only way to enrol at the school. Although Samurai training requires significant agility, the school has a perfect safety record.

Modern Samurai

179-04 Union Turnpike

Fresh Meadows, NY 11366


Team Samurai MMA Training Center

Team Samurai MMA Training Center is a top training centre in the Northwest that educates students of all ages and skill levels. Its classes include Fight Fitness, Wrestling, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. People sign up for classes for different reasons such as improving their fitness, honing their skills or upping their game in competitions. Instructor Thomas Turner has 10 years of experience in wrestling, and instructor Matthew Barvo has 11 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Team Samurai MMA Training Center

505 NW 1st St.

Ontario, OR 97914


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