Adult Martial Arts Classes

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Adult classes are conducted in a classical Japanese format, in which we focus on developing and increasing martial skills in Kobudo.  Each class is taught in a non-competitive, relaxed, and friendly manner.  However, classes tend to be physical and emotionally demanding. 

Like all Koryu arts, The lineages studied the GiYu Dojo have been directly passed down from Instructor to Student through regular hands on practice.  Repetition and observation are key ideas to learning Japanese Martial arts.

Martial arts should be thought of as a lifetime learning process, the goal should not be rank in and of itself, but rather the student's own personal development. Chasing this never ending challenge is the true objective of martial arts.  Even practitioners of over 30 years still
find new areas of personal development.

While students may attend as often or little as they want, those who want to progress in this art form, need to at least attend one class a week at minimum.  Regular attendance shows the student's dedication to
the art, the dojo, and to the entire student body.  This creates a community spirit among the training halls.

We begin class with a review of the basics, such as Punching, Kicking, Grappling, Receiving, and Basic Techniques; all of which build a solid foundation on which you can grow your skill level.  We firmly believe that repeated practice of the basic techniques is the best path to mastery.

After review of the basics, students receive personal instruction in kata (fight sequence simulation), kaeshi waza (counter techniques), henka (variations), weapons practice, and randori (sparring), all of which increases a students skill level dramatically.       

Our Martial Arts Training Encompasses:

  • TAIJUTSU: Skills and Techniques of Unarmed Combat 

  • JUJUTSU: The art of grappling

  • DAKENTAIJUTSU / KOPPOJUTSU / KOSSHIJUTSU: The art of bone breaking and striking
  • BOJUTSU: The Art of the Staff, Techniques Using Staffs of Various Lengths
  • KENJUTSU / IAIJUTSU:  The Art of the Japanese Long  and Short Sword, Drawing of the Sword, Tamishigiri (Test Cutting)

  • TANTOJUTSU:  The Art of Knife Fighting

  • BUJUTSU:  Weapon Art Forms 
  • NINJUTSU:  Skills from the Infiltration Experts of Japan's Feudal Period

  • We at the GiYu Dojo challenge you to do something today that will give you greater self- confidence, self-esteem, and the ability to protect yourself, those you love, and your community.  Martial Arts training will help you develop and keep a positive mental attitude and guide you on the path to a successful life.  A great way to learn to defend yourself, get in shape, and relieve stress.

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    Please note that class viewings are by APPOINTMENT ONLY and limited to
    Tuesday evening classes.  
    Thank You.