Introduction to Japanese Swordmanship! 2023
Come join me for this exciting program!
3 lessons that may change your life!
Friday, Oct. 20th, 27th & Nov. 3, 2023
Are you ready to take your place in the tradition of the Samurai!
Join me on the floor in Port Charlotte, FL or remotely on Zoom!
I am very excited to be offering this introduction to the Japanese Sword to all of you! Over the years I have met so many people that are fascinated by the Japanese Sword but are overwhelmed as to where or how to start. Well here is your answer!
The Introduction to the Japanese Sword Course!
In each lesson, I will present the technique of the sword through proprietary drills that I have developed over the years. This methodical, simple, step by step process is so easy to follow. Each new lesson will begin by reviewing the previous lesson to build on its material then followed by the new information. By lesson 3, you will be amazed at what you have learned about Japanese Swordsmanship!
The entire program will contain:
The etiquette of the Sword as you carry your sword, enter the school, begin and end your practice and leave the school.
The stances or postures for balance and proper movement.
How to draw the sword safely, quickly and effectively.
How to block and parry with the sword.
How to smoothly transition the sword from movement to movement.
How to cut and thrust with the sword .
How to return the Sword to the scabbard.
Several pre-arranged 2 person Bokken (wooden sword) drills
A safe practice sword will be supplied for the lessons!
Legitimate, certified Sword instructors are very hard to find! I have been teaching Iaido for over 40 years! I am currently the chief instructor of the North American San Shin Kai, the organization founded by my teacher, Mitsuzuka Takeshi, Sensei. From your first bow as you enter the school to that last bow as you leave the floor, this is Authentic Japanese Swordsmanship!
I would be my honor to start you on your Japanese Sword Journey!
The training is open to all regardless of style or experience. Also, Don’t worry about kneeling or squatting if you have any problems with knees or hips! I will teach all techniques from the standing position.
This series will be offered at:
World Martial Arts Academy
1700 Tamiami Trail E5 (Near Perkins)
Port Charlotte, Fl. 33948
Dates: Friday evening, 7:00-8:00. Oct. 20, Oct. 27, & Nov,. 3, 2023
Reserve your space now! Cut off date for sign up is October, 15th 2023!
Roger Wehrhahn, Shihan
North American San Shin Kai